Saudi Chief of General Staff Attends Annual Meeting of Dragon Group in UK

Photo: SPA Saudi Press Agency (SPA)26.05.2022 Asia
Saudi Chief of General Staff Attends Annual Meeting of Dragon Group in UK

Saudi Chief of General Staff Attends Annual Meeting of Dragon Group in UK

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The Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili has headed the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the 5th annual meeting of the Dragon Group, which was held in London, UK with the participation of 10 countries, in addition to the GCC General Secretariat's military affairs.

On the sidelines of his participation in Dragon Group meeting, the Lieutenant-General Al-Ruwaili held Wednesday a bilateral meeting with the British Chief of Defense Staff, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin at the headquarters of the British Ministry of Defense, during which they reviewed the strategic relations linking the two friendly countries, and discussed current and future opportunities to enhance the fields of military cooperation and face common challenges between the two countries, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Earlier, Lieutenant-General Al-Ruwaili attended the Dragon Group meeting at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where they discussed the security challenges and the overall threats surrounding the region, and ways to confront them and reduce their risks by joint efforts, most notably the ongoing smuggling of weapons and the dissemination of technologies to terrorist militias operating outside the framework of countries in the region.

The Saudi Chief of the General Staff also held bilateral meetings with the Chiefs of Staff of some countries that attended the Dragon meeting, during which he stressed the consensus of all on the need to strengthen intelligence and security cooperation among Dragon Group's member states to confront aggressive behaviors that target the security and stability of the region, and combat smuggling operations, pointing to the importance of these meetings since they contribute to exchanging views, unifying efforts and increasing levels of coordination and coherence among the participating countries to support the security and stability of the region. 



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