Crown Prince Salman receives French Defense Minister

January 27, 2013

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz held a meeting with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Derian in Riyadh today. The French official delivered a message from French President Francois Hollande for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Then, the two sides discussed the latest regional and international developments and other topics of common interest.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz; Supervisor of the Crown Prince’s Office Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz; Chief of the General Staff Gen. Hussein bin Abdullah Al-Qabil; Director General of the Office of the Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan; Saudi Military Attaché in France Air Vice Marshal Abdullah Al-Suhaibani; and French Ambassador to the Kingdom Bertrand Besancenot.

Afterwards, the French Defense Minister held separate meetings with Commander of the National Guard Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz.

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