Mauritania leader in Saudi Arabia to witness joint military training

Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz left Nouakchott Wednesday to Saudi Arabia where he is expected to take part in the closing ceremony of "Raad Chemal" (Northern Thunder) joint military training, an official source said.

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Mauritanian troops, alongside those from other Arab and Muslim countries allied to Saudi Arabia, are taking part in the joint military training.

wpid-Mauritania-President-Abdelaziz.jpgMauritania, which is 100 percent Sunni, is considered by many observers today as one of the major allies of Saudi Arabia, especially against the “Shia threat” in the Middle East.

In the last few months, Nouakchott and Riyadh reinforced their bilateral cooperation, especially through funding of numerous projects in Mauritania. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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