Saudi military chief of staff meets Greek counterpart

The military Chief of Staff of Saudi Arabia, Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, met with the Chief of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, Lt. Gen. Konstantinos Floros, on Friday.

During the meeting, cooperation and joint work relations between the two countries; especially in defense, were discussed, as well as issues of common interest.

Al-Ruwaili also attended a flight demonstration by combat aircraft taking part in the “Falcon Eye 1” exercises at the Souda Air Force Base in Greece and met with the participants.

The Saudi Royal Air Force’s F-15C aircraft and the Hellenic Air Force’s F-16, Mirage 2000, and F-4 Phantom aircraft performed sorties and implemented training scenarios, including counter-insurgency and air support operations; and the destruction of ground targets.

Al-Ruwaili said that the Saudi Royal Air Force’s involvement in the “Falcon Eye 1” exercise in Greece comes as part of King Salman’s eagerness to provide unlimited support for the development of the armed forces.

He said that the goal of the exercise is to exchange military expertise between Saudi Arabia and Greece; in order to strengthen cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries. This will help raise the level of combat readiness for both forces, he added.