ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman received Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s highest honour King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence in Riyadh.
Saudi Armed Forces’ Chief of General Staff Royal, General Abdul Rahman Bin Saleh Al-Bunyan, presented him this award to the Air Chief in a graceful ceremony held today.
The medal has been awarded to the Air Chief in recognition of support provided by PAF to Royal Saudi Air Force in various domains, especially by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman for his valuable services to the promotion of cordial relations between two air forces.
General Abdul Rahman acknowledged the contributions of the Air Chief for enhancement of defence ties between both the brotherly countries. He also lauded the PAF’s role in the success of operation Zarb-e-Azb and termed it a role model for the other air forces of the world.
Air Chief Marshal Aman also met Commander Royal Saudi Air Force Major General Mohammed bin Saleh Al Otaibi at Royal Saudi Air Operations Center located in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. He expressed satisfaction on mutual cooperation between the two air forces and offered assistance to his counterpart in the fields of military and aviation training.
Commander RSAF thanked his Pakistani counterpart for the promotion of bilateral relations between the two air forces and also appreciated high standards of professionalism being set by PAF personnel.