According to an announcement by Hellenic National Defence General Staff (GEETHA), the bilateral exercise between Greece and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the name "FALCON EYE-2" was completed.
It took place from May 24 to June 2, 2021, at King Faisal Air Base in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.
For this purpose, 4 F-16 C/D Block 50 fighter jets and the corresponding support personnel of the 341st Squadron of the 111th Battle Wing (111PM) were stationed at King Faisal Air Base.
A Distinguished Visitors Day took place on May 26, 2021, in the presence of the Chief of General Staff, General Konstantinos Floros.
General Floros arrived at the invitation of the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili.
During the exercise, a number of complex aviation tasks were performed, with an emphasis on Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT), Large Force Employment (LFE) missions as well as Offensive/Defensive Counter Air (OCA / DCA) missions.
"FALCON EYE - 2" on the one hand helped to increase the level of operational readiness and combat capability of the participating forces by increasing their interoperability.
It demonstrates in practice the excellent relationship between the two countries by continuously upgrading their military cooperatio and. increase the operational training of the Armed Forces with friends and allied countries.
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Meanwhile, Greece and Saudi Arabia affirmed their commitment to the sustainable development of coastal and marine tourism in their countries.
On Sunday, Greece’s Minister of Tourism Harry Theoharis and his Saudi Arabian counterpart Ahmed Al Khateeb, signed a cooperation agreement on sustainable coastal and marine tourism.
The agreement involves exchanging knowledge and best practices in the field of investment, human capital development, training, event organisation, marketing and promotion to support sustainable coastal and marine tourism.
READ MORE: Greece and Saudi Arabia sign deal to boost coastal and marine tourism.