Five Kuwaiti Pilots Graduate from Largest Italian Air Base

Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)04.02.2015 Kuwait
Five Kuwaiti Pilots Graduate from Largest Italian Air Base

Five Kuwaiti Pilots Graduate from Largest Italian Air Base

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Kuwaiti Ambassador to Italy Sheikh Ali Khaled Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attended the graduation ceremony of the first batch of Kuwaiti Pilots at the largest Italian Air Base in Lecce, southern Italy, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.

The graduation, according to a statement by Kuwait's Embassy in Rome on Monday, is seen as complimenting Kuwait's national celebrations and the ninth anniversary of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's accession to office, as well as the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties with Italy.

“It is of the country’s pride that Kuwaiti Pilots attained recognition awards from the Italian Air Force Command for their excellence; a significant achievement for the Kuwaiti Air Force,” said Ambassador Sheikh Ali.

The ceremony was held at the 61st Squadron at Galatina Air Base last Friday, and saw the graduation of five out of 21 Kuwaiti pilots training throughout Italy.

The Embassy statement noted that the number of pilot trainees is expected to rise to 51, making it the largest number from one country to receive training in Italy.

Source: KUNA

 

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