RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s deputy minister of defence Prince Khalid bin Salman attended the graduation ceremony of military cadets from the King Abdulaziz Military College, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. 

On behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Prince Khalid handed over awards and certificates to the 80th batch of cadets from the college, as well as the 49th batch of graduates from the training course for university officers at the college headquarters in Al-Uyayna.

He was received at the ceremony by Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Fayyad bin Hamid Al-Ruwaili; Commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces, Lieutenant General Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Mutair and Commander of King Abdulaziz Military College, Major General Ali bin Saleh Al-Hudhaif.

Following a playing of the royal anthem and a recitation of  verses from the Holy Quran, Major General Al-Hudhaif delivered a speech in which he valued the patronage of the Deputy Minister of Defense for the graduation ceremony.

He added that the college training course had included students from Bahrain, Jordan, Yemen and Mauritania.