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Under Patronage of HRH Crown Prince, Deputy Minister of Defense Inaugurates the Headquarters of the Unified Military Command in Riyadh

Riyadh, Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense inaugurated today the headquarters of the Unified Military Command (UMC) in Riyadh, in the presence of defense ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC).

Upon arrival at the venue, the Deputy Minister of Defense was received by GCC Secretary General Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf; Commander of the GCC Unified Military Command Lieutenant-General Eid bin Awad Al-Shalawi; and a number of senior officers of the UMC.

In an inaugural speech, the Commander of the GCC Unified Military Command expressed thanks to and appreciation of the GCC Ministers of Defense for honoring the occasion of inaugurating the new headquarters of the Unified Military Command, and extended congratulations to its staff on the success of the joint GCC defense work process.

Then, the elite defense leaders and senior officers were shown a presentation about the duties and tasks of the Unified Military Command, its affiliated units and the efforts exerted in this regard.

At the end of the ceremony, the Deputy Minister of Defense unveiled the commemorative plaque for the opening of the headquarters, with the Commander of the GCC Unified Military Command hoisting the flag of the Unified Military Command.

Then, a memorial photo session took place.

Source: Saudi Press Agency