Saudi Arabia’s Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Lt. General Fayyad bin Hamid Al-Ruwaili received Tuesday at King Salman Airbase, visiting Chief-of-Staff of the UAE Armed Forces Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al-Rumaithi and the accompanying delegation.
The meeting, which is part of the visit of a delegation of senior officers from the UAE Ministry of Defense, headed by Lt. General Al-Rumaithi, to Saudi Arabia, took place upon the invitation of General Al-Ruwaili, under the framework of the ongoing defense consultations and coordination between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on the military field and discussed a number of issues of common interest, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
They also stressed the strength of fraternal relations and ways to develop them to achieve common interests between the armed forces of the two countries.
For his part, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Chief of General Staff, Commander-in-Chief of the Joint Forces Lieutenant-General Mutlaq bin Salem Al-Azaima also met Tuesday at the headquarters of the Joint Forces Command with visiting Chief-of-Staff of the UAE Armed Forces Hamad Mohammed Al-Rumaithi.
During the meeting, they praised the ongoing operations led by the Coalition Forces to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, and discussed ways to support and strengthen them.
Al-Rumaithi then visited the Joint Forces and the Air Operations Centre of the Arab Coalition Forces in Saudi Arabia, where he was received by Lt. General Turki bin Bandar, Commander of the Royal Air Force, to discuss their cooperation and a number of military issues of mutual concern, Emirates news agency WAM reported.