Saudi Arabia’s Chief of the General Staff General Fayyadh bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili met in Riyadh Wednesday with Admiral Pierre Vandier (photo), Chief of Staff of the French Navy.
During the meeting, they exchanged points of view, and discussed a number of military issues of common interest, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Furthermore, Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces Lieutenant General Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili also received the visiting Chief of Staff of the French Navy Admiral Pierre Vandier, and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, they discussed ways to develop cooperation, training and exchange of experiences between the Royal Saudi Naval Forces and the French Navy.
Prior to heading to Saudi Arabia, the Chief of Staff of the French Navy visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the Sultanate of Oman where he was received by Vice Admiral Abdullah Khamis Al Ra’eesi, Chief of Staff of the Sultan’s Armed Forces (SAF).
Earlier this month, the Saudi Chief of General Staff General Fayyadh bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili met Thierry Carlier, Director for International Development at the French Ministry of Armed Forces, in Riyadh on 08 February 2022.
The two sides discussed bilateral cooperation, mainly in the military sector, as well as the latest developments in the region and efforts being taken to resolve them.
The meeting was also attended by Major General Hamed bin Rafi Al-Omar, Director of the Joint Chiefs, and other high-ranking officers from the armed forces of both countries.