Saudi Arabia’s Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, received in Riyadh Wednesday, the Chief of Hellenic National Defence General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros.
During the meeting, they discussed relations of cooperation and joint work between the two friendly countries, especially in the defense and military fields, in addition to issues of common interest, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
General Konstantinos Floros has been appointed Chief of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDS) since 17 January 2020. He was born in Chalkis (Evia island), Greece, on 24 June 1961. He joined the Hellenic Military Academy in 1979 and graduated in 1983 as an Infantry Lieutenant.
In May 2021, General Konstantinos Floros had been awarded by the Chief of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the King Abdulaziz Badge of Honor of the Excellent Class, by the order of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
In October 2021, he had been awarded by the Chief of Defense of France General Thierry Burkhard with the Medal of the Legion of Honour from the French Republic, by the order of President of the French Republic.
In November 2021, he had been awarded by the Director of the Office of Legal Affairs, Allied Command Operations - OLA ACO of SHAPE Mr. Andrés B. Muñoz Mosquera, as representative of the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe - SACEUR General Tod D. Wolters, the Medal “Serge Lazareff Prize - Legal Services”.
In July 2022, he had been awarded by the Commander of United States Special Operations Command - USSOCOM General Richard D. Clarke, the Medal “United States Special Operations Command”.
General Floros is fluent in English and he holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and Strategic Studies and a Tittle of Studies in Strategic Analysis and Crisis Management. He holds all Greek decorations of his rank and the NATO Medal for Peace Support Operations.