Saudia Arabia’s Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, received Wednesday the Deputy Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Turkiye, Muhsin Dere and his accompanying delegation.
During the talks, the two sides reviewed the strategic relations between the two countries, especially in the field of defence and military cooperation. They also discussed several issues and topics of common concern, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
It’s worthwhile noting that, on 24 December 2022, Eng. Talal bin Abdullah Al-Otaibi, Assistant Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has paid an official visit to the Republic of Turkiye at the head of a high-level delegation from several agencies.
During the visit, he met with a number of Turkish officials.
He began his visit with a meeting with the Turkish Minister of National Defence, Hulusi Akar, during which they discussed the importance of defence cooperation between the two countries in all fields, activating the agreements signed between the two countries in this field, and strengthening and developing them to serve common interests and support the security and stability of the region.
Then, he met with the Turkish Deputy Minister of National Defence, Yunus Emre Karaosmanoglu. The meeting dealt with the situation in the region and ways to enhance joint defence cooperation.
Eng. Talal Al-Otaibi also met with the Deputy Minister of National Defence of Turkey, Mohsen Dara, and the meeting discussed strengthening cooperation in the field of defense industries, in addition to areas of cooperation between the Defence Ministries of the two countries.
Then, the Saudi Assistant Minister of Defense met with the Chief of Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Yaşar Güler.
Assistant Minister of Defence also paid a visit to the Presidency of Turkish Defence Industries, and met with its President, Prof. Ismail Demir.
During the meeting, they discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the field of military industries and develop scientific research. A briefing was also given to Eng. Al-Otaibi on Turkish military industries.
The Assistant Minister of Defen0ce concluded his visit to the Republic of Turkiye, by visiting a number of companies affiliated with the Turkish National Defence Ministry, during which he was briefed on their products, toured a number of their factories, and listened to an explanation of their departments and workflow.