Saudi Crown Prince Meets British Defense Minister

Photo: SPA Saudi Press Agency (SPA)20.12.2021 KSA
Saudi Crown Prince Meets British Defense Minister

Saudi Crown Prince Meets British Defense Minister

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His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, met in Riyadh Thursday with British Defense Minister, Ben Wallace.

During the meeting, they discussed the existing areas of cooperation between the two friendly countries, especially in the defense aspect, in addition to reviewing the latest developments in the regional and international arenas and the efforts exerted towards them, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The meeting was attended by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense and Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet; National Security Adviser Dr. Musaed bin Muhammad Al-Aiban; Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Khaled Al-Bayari; Director General of the Minister of Defense’s Office Dr. Hisham Al-Sheikh; and Military Advisor to the Minister of Defense Major General Eng. Talal Al-Otaibi.

On the British side, British Ambassador to the Kingdom Neil Crompton; UK Defense Senior Advisor to the Middle East, Air Marshal Sampson; Military Attaché General Patrick O’Donald; Director Future Combat Air Richard Berthon; and Special Secretary of Defense Minister David Morgan attended the meeting.

Earlier, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense, also met in Riyadh Thursday with British Defense Minister, Ben Wallace.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and joint cooperation in the military and defense field, in addition to discussing issues of common interest and reviewing the efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom to maintain regional and international security and stability.

The meeting was attended by Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant-General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili; Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Hussein Al-Bayari; Military Advisor to the Minister of Defense Major General Eng. Talal bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi; Director General of the Office of the Deputy Minister of Defense Hisham bin Abdulaziz bin Saif; and number of officials.

On the British side, British Ambassador to the Kingdom Neil Crompton; UK Defense Senior Advisor to the Middle East Air Marshal Martin Sammy Sampson; Military Attaché General Patrick O’Donald, and a number of officials attended the meeting.

For his part, Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Saudi National Guard, also received the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace and the accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they exchanged cordial talks and reviewed aspects of cooperation between the two sides.

The meeting was attended by a number of officials.

 
 
 



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