The Saudi Royal Naval Forces celebrated putting into commission the first and second speedboats, specially made by the French Navy for its Saudi counterpart, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The ceremony took place in Cherbourg, France on Wednesday, in the presence of the Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces Lieutenant General Fahd bin Abdullah Al Ghafaili and a number of military officials from the Saudi and French sides.
An agreement concluded earlier with French CMN includes the manufacture of 39 fast boats, part in France and the rest in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It also falls within the framework of joint cooperation between the Kingdom and France in the field of military industrialization and cooperation.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Border Guard have discussed with their Egyptian counterparts aspects of cooperation between the two sides in the field of border security, combating smuggling and infiltration by sea, exchange of information, cooperation in training, and exchange of experience.
On the sidelines of the meeting, which took place in Jeddah Monday, the Egyptian side hosted a friendly football match between the two sides.
In another development, the Commander-in-Chief Field of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received in Manama the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Bahrain, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul-Malik Al Shaikh, in presence of Bahrain’s Defense Minister General Abdullah bin Hassan Al Nuaimi, and Chief-of-Staff General Diyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief praised the constantly developing firm brotherly relations between the two countries nurtured by their wise leaderships in the various fields.