The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Lt. General Fayyad bin Hamid Al-Ruwaili met Wednesday with the British Chief of Defense Staff General Nick Carter, during the first inaugural meeting of the Bilateral Military Cooperation Committee.
During the meeting, the strategic relations between the two friendly countries were reviewed.They also discussed bilateral military cooperation and common challenges facing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Meanwhile, Lt. General Al-Ruwaili headed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s delegation to Dragon Group’s annual meeting, held Tuesday at Lancaster House in London, UK.
General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili said that such meetings boost joint military action and find the best means to strengthen and increase cooperation and cohesion among participating countries.
The meeting included the participation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, Republic of Iraq, Arab Republic of Egypt, State of Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Sultanate of Oman, State of Kuwait, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the United Kingdom.
Earlier this year Lt. General Al-Ruwaili decorated in Riyadh the Chief of the UK Defense Staff General Sir Nick Carter (photo) with King Abdulaziz Medal of the Excellent Rank, which is ordered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
This came during a meeting held on 04 January 2021 between the Chief of General Staff and his UK counterpart where they reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two friendly countries, particularly in the field of defense. They also discussed the latest developments in the region and the joint exerted efforts towards the international peace and security.