His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, attended on Wednesday (photo) the graduation ceremony of the 96th batch of students of the King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh.
Upon arrival at the academy headquarters, he and Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman were received by Chief of Staff General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, Air Force Commander Lt. General Prince Turki bin Bandar and a number of officials.
At the ceremony, the Crown Prince gave awards to outstanding cadets and certificates to graduates from other countries.
He watched a military parade of the Academy’s cadets, and then received a commemorative gift. The graduation ceremony was attended by a number of princes and officials, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The Academy’s Commander, Major General Hazim Al-Ghashyan, delivered a speech in which he welcomed the Crown Prince and said the 96th batch included students from Bahrain.
Al-Ghashyan congratulated the graduates for completing all the training requirements, and wished them the best of luck in the field units they will be joining.
Crown Prince Mohammed also patronized in Riyadh the graduation ceremony of the 77th batch of King Abdulaziz Military College and qualification courses of university officers at the branches of the Armed Forces.
Upon his arrival at the College, the Crown Prince accompanied by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense was received by the Chief of General Staff, General Fayyadh Al-Ruwaili, Commander of the Ground Forces Lieutenant General Fahd Al-Mutair and a number of senior officers.
A speech ceremony was held on this occasion.
HRH Crown Prince watched a military parade of the College’s cadets and honored outstanding cadets.
The graduation ceremony was attended by a number of princes and officials.