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Saudi, French Defense Ministers discuss military cooperation, regional developments

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Saudi Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman held talks in Paris on Tuesday with his French counterpart Sebastien Lecornu.

Prince Khalid bin Salman and Sebastien Lecornu 

Saudi Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman held talks in Paris on Tuesday with his French counterpart Sebastien Lecornu.

In a post on the X platform, Prince Khalid said he reviewed with Lecornu “our strategic relations, defense cooperation and shared vision for regional security and stability.”

“We also discussed the latest regional and international developments, as well as other topics of common interest,” he added.

He revealed that they presided over the signing of an executive plan for “cooperation on capabilities, military industries, and R&D” between the Saudi Defense Ministry and French Ministry of Armed Forces.

Prince Khalid had arrived in Paris on Tuesday on an official visit at the directives of Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.

During the visit, he will meet several French officials to discuss areas of cooperation and joint coordination between the two friendly countries, and issues of common interest.

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