German Bundeswehr to train Saudi army officers

09.12.2016 - Deutsche Welle

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German Bundeswehr to train Saudi army officers

Germany is about to strike a deal to train Saudi Arabian officers. While the Defense Ministry says such programs are completely normal, it also admits that the Middle Eastern monarchy remains a “difficult” partner.

Germany is expanding its military cooperation with the Saudi regime, despite the country’s involvement in conflicts across the Middle East. The German Defense Ministry confirmed on Wednesday that Saudi Arabian officers would be traveling to Germany to be trained by the Bundeswehr – a deal would be signed in the coming weeks, news agency DPA reported. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was on her first visit to Riyadh on Thursday to hold talks with the Sunni kingdom and finalize … continue reading

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