Joint Saudi-Tunisian air drills conclude at Bizerte airbase 

The exercises, which began on Monday, are part of the annual Ministry of Defense training plans for the Saudi armed forces. (SPA)
Updated 11 October 2018
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Joint Saudi-Tunisian air drills conclude at Bizerte airbase 

JEDDAH: The first joint exercises between Saudi-Tunisian air forces concluded on Wednesday.

The Commander of the Saudi Royal Air Force, Lt Gen. Prince Turki bin Bandar, has patronized the conclusion of the joint exercises at Sidi Ahmed Air Base in Bizerte.

The closing ceremony included joint air-to-air combat aircraft from both sides, which carried out a number of air-military formations.

The Saudi commander delivered a speech during which he conveyed greetings extended from Saudi King Salman, Commander-in-Chief of all military forces and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. 

Earlier, the Tunisian government announced that its air forces have held the training "to increase the combat readiness of pilots and exchange experiences in the fields of logistics and technical support."

The exercises, which began on Monday, are part of the annual Ministry of Defense training plans for the Saudi armed forces. 


Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

Updated 5 min 30 sec ago
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Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

  • King Salman will head the Saudi delegation at the EU-Arab states summit
  • Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the king’s visit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Egypt Saturday on an official visit, during which he will attend the EU-Arab Summit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.  

The king will head the Saudi delegation at the summit, which is due to be held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. 

The two-day summit is billed as a starting point for the Arab League and the EU to boost cooperation on shared strategic priorities including migration, security and climate change.

Economic development, the Palestinian question, and the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Yemen are also up for discussion.

The king's visit is a response to an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who will host the two-day summit.

Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the visit.