Riyadh, The International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19) lasted for several weeks, was concluded today. It was led by the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces and covered the region from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Northern Arabian Gulf, as the largest maritime exercises and maneuvers, in the world, in terms of the number of countries participating, including the Royal Navy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), as it conducted operations and training, in both the Arabian Gulf and waters off the coast of the Republic of Djibouti.

The exercise included the assumptions of securing and protecting maritime transport lines, confronting threats that impede the freedom of international shipping, the flow of international trade, maritime security and embargo operations, as well as cooperation and sharing of maritime experiences, with participating countries.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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