Hellenic Air Force F-16 fighter jets arrived Tuesday to King Faisal Air Base in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, to participate in Falcon Eye 2 Drill Maneuvers, which will be carried out during the current month.
Commander of King Faisal Air Base in the Northern Sector, the drill Commander, Major General Pilot, Nasser bin Saeed Al-Qahtani confirmed that the exercise comes within the framework of military cooperation between the two friendly countries.
The drill aims to develop the skills of air and technical crews and to support their readiness and to exchange experiences in all fields.
Maneuvers of the Falcon Eye 2 kicked off Tuesday as the drill scenarios pivoted on carrying out various joint air sorties of the Royal Saudi Air Force F16 aircraft and the Greek Air Force F-15C.
The air sorties included training on offensive as well as defensive operations, in addition to air back ups, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Chief of General Staff Lt. General Faydh bin Hamid Al-Ruwaili decorated his Greek counterpart General Konstantinos Floros, with King Abdulaziz Medal, Excellent Class (photo), in line with the order of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
This took place, as the Saudi Chief of the General Staff received his Greek counterpart and accompanying delegation, and reviewed prospects of military cooperation and means to enhance and promote them, in addition to discuss issues of mutual interest.
For his part, the Acting Secretary General of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition Major General Plt. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Machida received in Riyadh Wednesday the Greek Chief of General Staff General Konstantinos Floros, accompanied by the Greek Ambassador to the Kingdom Alexis Konstantopoulos and the accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, they discussed means to promote mutual cooperation between the coalition and the Republic of Greece, in addition to reviewing the coalition efforts to fight terrorism.