Saudi Arabia and China Join Military Exercise “Blue Sword 2019” in Jeddah

The Royal Navy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Special Forces of the Western Fleet in Jeddah, and its counterpart of the Chinese People’s Navy carried out today a mixed naval exercise titled “Blue Sword 2019”, in the presence of the Commander of the Western Fleet Vice Admiral Faleh bin Abdulrahman Al-Faleh and the Chinese Military Attaché to the Kingdom, Senior Colonel Lin Li, at King Faisal Naval Base.

The exercise aims at building mutual trust, enhancing cooperation between the Saudi Royal Navy and the Chinese People’s Navy, and exchanging and developing experiences in the field of maritime terrorism and piracy to raise the level of combat readiness.