Col. Turki Al-Malki named spokesman for coalition forces in Yemen

Col. Turki bin Saleh Al-Maliki. (SPA)
Updated 07 October 2017
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Col. Turki Al-Malki named spokesman for coalition forces in Yemen

JEDDAH: Coalition forces in Yemen on Thursday announced the appointment of Col. Turki bin Saleh Al-Malki as their new spokesperson, replacing Maj. Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri.
The coalition leadership said it will continue to transparently and openly communicate about its military campaign to support the legitimate government of Yemen.
Al-Malki will hold regular press conferences, and will be available to all local, regional and international media.
He was born in Taif in 1974, and received his bachelor’s degree in air sciences from King Faisal Air Academy with distinction in 1997. He earned a master’s degree in military studies in 2015.
Al-Malki undertook his studies in aviation at the American Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, where he completed training in T-34, T-39 and T-2 aircraft.
He graduated in 2000 and worked at King Abdul Aziz Air Base on F-15S aircraft in Dhahran, and at King Khalid Air Base in Khamis Mushait.
Al-Malki then worked in the planning and operations unit at air force command.
During his military service he undertook numerous courses, including in F-15S aircraft, electronic warfare, airspace management and operations, defense operations, prevention against weapons of mass destruction, international humanitarian law and armed conflicts.


Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

Updated 17 June 2019
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has provided $1 million to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.

The announcement came as part of the “Kingdom’s efforts in supporting international organizations and bodies and the leadership’s keenness to play an important role in the most important international and regional organizations,” SPA said.

The aid will go towards supporting ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative, which aims to assist developing countries in applying the standards and recommended methods for the safety and security of civil aviation.

The aid will also contribute to the costs of translating the organization’s documents and publications into Arabic.

The President of the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri thanked King Salman for his support to the aviation sector locally, regionally and globally, 

He said: “this contributes to the development of the aviation industry and to improve the safety and security of civil aviation in developing countries, least developed countries and island states.

The $1 million of financial assistance is an extension of the Kingdom's previous financial support in 2016 which “ the level of safety and security of civil aviation in the Middle East and Africa," Al-Mansouri said.

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the ICAO’s president, thanked the king for the support.