ABU DHABI, -- UAE and French forces have concluded the joint military exercise conducted in the UAE dubbed "Gulf 2016".

The final drill was attended by Matar Salem Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, senior UAE and French military officials and Michel Miraillet, French Ambassador.

Forces involved in the exercise displayed high standards of professionalism, multi-layered co-ordination and interoperability on the terrain during the joint operations.

For several days, the forces from both countries were engaged in training to enhance skills of joint operations and to upgrade inter-troop co-ordination and combat capabilities.

The "Gulf 2016" is one in a series of joint exercises which was launched in 1996 and is conducted once every four years, as part of the co-operation agreement signed in 1995.

Source: Emirates News Agency