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Saudi, Tunisia to conduct joint air exercises next week

Staff Writer |
Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced plans to hold joint air exercises with Tunisia next week, the first such exercise of its kind between the two countries.

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“Preparations for the joint exercises, which will begin next week in Tunisia, have been completed,” Saudi army commander Mohamed bin Saeed al-Shahrani was quoted as saying by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

According to al-Shahrani, the maneuvers are aimed at enhancing cooperation - tactical and operational - between the Saudi Royal Air Force and its Tunisian counterpart.

The maneuvers are also aimed at exchanging technical and logistical knowhow and allowing Saudi pilots to conduct air operations in a foreign environment.

According to the SPA, the exercises - the first of their kind with the Tunisian air force - will continue for two weeks.

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