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Pakistan’s Air Chief honored with King Abdulaziz Medal


RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, who is also Supreme Commander of the Saudi Armed Forces, has approved the award of the King Abdulaziz Medal of the Excellent Class to Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, the chief of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

On behalf of Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman, Saudi Chief of the General Staff Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili presented the medal to Sidhu during a reception in Riyadh on Tuesday.

During their meeting, Al-Ruwaili and Sidhu reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries. They discussed the ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in the defense and military field. Several topics of common interest were also figured in the talks.

Lt. Gen. Turki bin Bandar, commander of the Air Force, and several senior Air Force officers also attended the reception.

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