ABU DHABI, 7th November 2016 (WAM) – A contingent of French armed forces arrived in the UAE today to take part in the joint military exercises.

The drill, dubbed Gulf 2016, will include different units of the armed forces who will train on planning and executing joint operations, as stated in the joint defence co-operation agreement between the two countries.

Gulf 2016 is part of the scheduled exercises in the UAE Armed Forces’ calendar for joint training with the armed forces of brotherly and friendly nations.

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