10 Naval forces hold maritime security exercise in Langkawi

20 Mar 2015 / 16:10 H.

    LANGKAWI: The naval forces of 10 countries today began a two-day Multinational Maritime Security Exercise here in conjunction with the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2015 (LIMA'15) Exhibition.
    Nineteen naval vessels of various classes are being used by the forces of Brunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and the United States in the exercise.
    Malaysia's Chief of Navy Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar, who launched the exercise at the Royal Malaysian Navy facility here, said the first day would see discussions among the participants to resolve any obstacles that could hamper the smooth running of the mass field training that would be held tomorrow.
    He said the event was significant and historical for it was the first ever to be held as part of the LIMA activities.
    "The pertinent point here is that we are taking this step together (to take part in the exercise) ... during an exercise such as this.
    "We are able to demonstrate to the public and nations of the world that we can work together to ensure regional peace and stability," he said. – Bernama


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