Chief of Staff attends closing of Steel Storm 2020 exercise in Italy, visits shipbuilder
October 18 2020 12:52 AM

HE the Chief of Staff of Qatar Armed Forces, Lieutenant General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen al-Ghanem, participated yesterday in the closing activities of the Steel Storm 2020 joint exercise between the Qatari and Italian armed forces, which was held in La Spezia, Italy, in the presence of Italian Chief of Defence Lieutenant General (Air Force) Enzo Vecciarelli.
The exercise was attended by forces of the Italian Pinerolo Brigade of the 7th infantry division, reconnaissance units, tanks, mortars, snipers and infantry of the Qatar Amiri Land Forces, and members of the military police.
These exercises come within the framework of enhancing military co-operation and exchanging experiences between the two friendly countries.
HE the Commander of the Amiri Land Forces, Major General Saeed Hussain al-Khayarin, Qatar’s ambassador to Italy Abdulaziz bin Ahmed al-Malki, and a number of senior officers from both sides attended the exercise.
On the sidelines of his participation in the activities of the conclusion of the exercise, the Chief of Staff visited the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, accompanied by the company’s managers, during which he was briefed on the production lines of ships. He also visited the Al Zubarah corvette and Msheireb offshore patrol vessel to find out the latest project developments, ships readiness, and all their combat capabilities.

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