French Air Force Chief visits Qatar and Saudi Arabia
The French Air Force Chief, General Palomeros was in Qatar from January 21 to 24. He met his conterpart, General Mubarak Al Kayareen as well as the Qatari armed Forces Chief, General Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah. According to the French Ministry of Defense, the meeting was the occasion to confirm the strong relationship between the 2 Air Forces.
Palomeros, then went to Saudi Arabia (Jan. 24-26) where he could meet the French and Saudi pilots participating in the Green Shield exercise. 3 French Rafale were engaged in Green Shield along with 3 Mirage 2000D.