Dr. Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, conferred the “Hilal Al-Imtiaz” (Crescent of Excellence) military medal on Major General Pilot Awad bin Abdullah Al-Zahrani, the Military Attaché of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Pakistan, in appreciation of his efforts in boosting bilateral cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries.
The ceremony was held last week at the presidential palace in Islamabad as part of the celebrations of Pakistani National Day, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Senior officials, heads of the Pakistani armed forces branches, and international political and military diplomatic figures attended the ceremony.
The Saudi Military Attaché expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Pakistani President for the awarding. He stressed his keenness to enhance the existing bilateral cooperation between the armed forces of the two brotherly countries.
Al-Zahrani praised the directives of the Saudi Minister of Defense for strengthening relations between Pakistani and Saudi Armed Forces.
“Hilal Al-Imtiaz” is the second highest medal that the Pakistani state gives to military officers who have made a worthy contribution.This medal is given in particular to those who are interested in security in Pakistan, its national interests, global peace, cultural endeavors, or other important public endeavors, Middle East North Africa (MENA) reported.
The medal is a disc of golden jasmine, with five corners of a pure gold star in the center. Additionally, in the middle of which is a green emerald with a golden crescent.
The Royal Saudi Air Force has always participated in its air maneuvers with the Saudi forces. This joint cooperation between the two countries enhances the strength of the brotherly relationship between them, especially in the military field.