World Bulletin / News Desk
The joint maneuvers, which began on Sunday, were ostensibly aimed at developing both countries’ military capacities with a view to confronting "terrorist threats”.
“The Yarmouk 2 maneuvers were staged with the participation of Ghazi al-Sarhan, commander of the Northern Jordanian Military Zone, and Fahd bin Abdullah al-Mutair, commander of the Saudi army's Northern Region, along with other senior military officers,” the embassy said in a statement.
At a closing ceremony, al-Mutair said the joint exercises would “enhance our military forces and raise the capabilities of our officers, especially given that Jordan participates in Operation Decisive Storm” -- a reference to the ongoing Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.
The four-day exercises were organized jointly by the Saudi Armed Forces’ 12th Khalid bin al-Waleed Brigade and the Jordanian Armed Forces’ Princess Alia Brigade.