Prince General Turki bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz (photo), Commander of the Saudi Royal Air Forces (SRAF), met in Riyadh, earlier this week, with the Chief-of-Staff of the Tunisian Air Force Major General Mohammed El-Hajjam during his official visit to the Kingdom.
During the meeting, the latest developments in the region, in addition to the bilateral cooperation in the military air fields as well as joint drills and issues of mutual concern were discussed, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
Recently, Major General Turki announced that Saudi forces are ready to begin joint military exercises in Tunisia next week, as part of the annual Ministry of Defense training plans for the armed forces, Arab News reported.
The exercises are meant to strengthen relations and cooperation between the Royal Saudi Air Force and the Tunisian Air Force, and refine the skills of air crews.
These exercises will offer a chance to exchange experiences in the fields of technical supply and support, improve combat skills to enhance joint performance, and train air crews to carry out operations in different environments.
These are the first joint exercises of their kind between Saudi Arabian and Tunisian air forces. They will last for two weeks and lead to improvements in coordination and planning at strategic, operational and tactical levels.
Major General Turki bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz has been Commander of the Royal Saudi Air Forces (RSAF) since February 2018.
He held several posts in the military, including the commandership of King Abdul Aziz Air Base in Dhahran, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
He has also been an operations center director, zone commander, and flight officer.
Major General Turki holds a bachelor’s degree in aerial sciences. He has also participated in regional and international conferences and forums.
He has received several medals and pendants including the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the 30-Year Military Service Pendant, and other medals for security, military management, leadership and military appreciation.