Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, arrived in Paris earlier this week on an official visit to France.
Upon arrival at Le Bourget Airport on 28 May, Prince Mohammed was received by Saudi Ambassador to France Dr. Mohammed bin Ismail Al Al-Sheikh, members of the Saudi Embassy and a number of French senior officials.
Prince Mohammed bin Naif was accompanied by a number of senior officials of the Ministry of Interior.
France's Minister of Foreign Affairs Loran Fabius received at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visiting Prince Mohammed.
During the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs welcomed the visit of Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz. They exchanged cordial talks and reviewed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, ways of enhancing them in all fields, particularly the security field.
Later, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz met with French senior security officials. The meetings dealt with ways of enhancing relations and joint security cooperation between the two friendly countries. The meetings were attended by the Minister's accompanying delegation and a number of French senior officials.
Prince Mohammed also met with President François Hollande and senior officials. During the meeting, the Prince conveyed to the French President the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his best wishes of further progress and prosperity for the friendly people of France.
For his part, the French President sent his greetings and best wishes to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, stressing the strong strategic relations between the two countries.
The two sides discussed the bilateral relations and ways of their development, emphasizing the strong strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of France.
The reception was attended by Saudi Ambassador to the Republic of France, Dr. Mohammed Ismail Al Al-Sheikh.
On the other hand, French Minister of Interior Manuel Valls met with Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz and his accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues related to security cooperation between the two countries in light of the strategic relationship combining them.
The French Interior Minister hosted a luncheon in honor of the Saudi Prince and the accompanying delegation.
Source: SPA – Photo: Alriyadh