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Saudi Ambassador to the US Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Saudi pilots at the Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada. (Saudi Embassy in the US)

Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid bin Salman observed on Saturday joint exercises between the Royal Saudi Air Force and US Air Force at the Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada in the US, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The ambassador stressed during his visit and talks with US air force officials the strong defense ties between Saudi Arabia and the US.

Upon his arrival at the exercise hall, Prince Khalid was received by Commander of Nellis Air Force Base Major General Peter Gersten and then met with a number of Saudi pilots.

The ambassador voiced his gratitude to the pilots, highlighting the sacrifices they made in protecting and defending their nation’s security and stability.

“The Kingdom’s leadership, headed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque King Salman bin Abdulaziz, will not spare an effort in bolstering the capabilities of its citizens in various civil and military fields,” said Prince Khalid.

The “Red and Green Flag 2017 joint military exercises strengthen our ability to work together against terrorist groups, including ISIS,” the envoy said through the Saudi Embassy’s official Twitter account.