Nawaz Sharif attends concluding ceremony of 21-nation military exercise


HAFAR Al BATIN, Saudi Arabia: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will attend the concluding ceremony of “North Thunder” military exercises in Saudi Arabia on Thursday along with 20 heads of states and governments.

According to a statement from the media wing of the PM House, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi will be accompanying the Prime Minister.

The exercise commenced on February 14 this year near King Khaled Military City in North Eastern Saudi Arabia, with the participation of various military disciplines of artillery, tanks, infantry, and air defense systems as well as naval forces of 21 Arab and Islamic countries.

The North Thunder is the largest military drill in the world in terms of the number of participating forces.

Military exercises of all these brotherly countries focus on training forces on how to deal with terrorist groups, the statement said.

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