Commander of Kuwait Air Force, Major General Abdullah Yaqoob Al-Foudari visited Air Headquarters Islamabad on Saturday.
On his arrival at Air Headquarters, he was received by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), a PAF statement issued in Islamabad said.
A smartly turned-out contingent of PAF presented the guard of honor to the visiting guest.
The visiting dignitary was also introduced to the Principle Staff Officers of PAF. The delegation also attended a briefing on the organization, role and functioning of Pakistan Air Force.
Later on, he called on the Air Chief in his office. Both remained together for some time and discussed matters of professional and mutual interest.
Commander Kuwait Air Force lauded PAFs role in the war against terrorism. He also appreciated the sound professionalism of PAF personnel and expressed his desire to learn from its experiences.
The Air Chief said that both Pakistan and Kuwait enjoyed cordial and brotherly relations and reiterated his resolve to stand by Kuwait in any hour of need. He also offered support and cooperation in the field of aviation and military training to Kuwait Air Force
Earlier, Commander Kuwait Air Force, Major General Abdullah Yaqoob Al-Foudari attended on Friday the graduation ceremony of 119 Combat Support Course, held at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy, Asghar Khan, Risalpur.
On his arrival at the Academy, he was received by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff PAF, said a statement issued here by media directorate of PAF.
A total of 52 aviation cadets including 12 Under Training Officers of Kuwait Air Force also graduated from the academy.
Commander of the Kuwaiti Air Force, who was the chief guest, awarded branch insignia and trophies to the distinction-holders.
Trophy for the best performance in 119 Combat Support Course was awarded to Aviation Cadet Rizwana Nasreen, while overall best performance trophy in Allied Under Training Officers was awarded to Pilot Officer Abdul Rehman Mubarak from Kuwait Air Force.
Addressing on the occasion Abdullah Yaqoob said that Kuwait and Pakistan enjoyed strong brotherly relations, spanning over decades. Both countries support each other in a wide range of activities such as social, military training and industrial technology, he said.
He also thanked PAF, especially the Air Chief for his sincere efforts in the training of Kuwaiti pilots at PAF Academy.
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, in his address said that Pakistan and Kuwait had a long history of close cooperation and coordination both at the government and air force level and the strong bond of fraternal ties between the two countries and their air forces would further strengthen in the years to come. He said Pakistan being a peace-loving country had always supported peace in the region including the Middle-East.