Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defence, inspected yesterday the 92nd squadron of the 3rd aviation wing of the Eastern Sector at King Abdulaziz Airbase in the Eastern Region.
Upon arrival, Prince Salman was received by Chief of General Staff Gen. Hussein Al-Qubail; Commander of the Eastern Region Major General Ali Asiri; and Commander of King Abdulaziz Airbase Air Vice Marshal Abdulghani Al-Thubaiti.
A speech ceremony was held to mark the visit.
Addressing the gathering, Al-Thubaiti said King Abdulaziz airbase was considered the starting point of building the Saudi armed forces and it is now one of the biggest in the (Middle East) region.
In written remarks, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed pride of the high-level capabilities of the base, including its highly skilled pilots who work for the protection and preservation of the country's sanctuaries, properties and people.
Accompanied by Prince Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Region, and Prince Juluwe bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, Deputy Governor of the Eastern Region, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, visited yesterday the Command of the Eastern Region.
Upon arrival, Prince Salman was received by Chief of General Staff Gen. Hussein Al-Qubail; Commander of the Eastern Region Major General Ali Asiri.
During the visit, he was briefed on the activities of the Command.
In written remarks, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed pride of the high-level training capabilities of the Command, thanks to the efforts exerted by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz A Saud and his Crown Prince. He recalled the efforts also exerted to upgrade and strengthen the armed forces of Saudi Arabia by late Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz.
The event was attended by a number of princes and senior officers and officials.