Saudi Arabia and France sign security agreement

February 25, 2008

Saudi Arabia and France signed a civil security agreement in Riyadh yesterday. The accord boosts bilateral cooperation in the areas of counterterrorism, anti-narcotics and combating money laundering.


Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz and French Interior and Overseas Territories Minister Michele Alliot-Marie signed the agreement yesterday after a round of talks on security cooperation.

In a press conference after the meeting, Prince Nayef said that the Saudi-French cooperation aims to prevent terrorist acts before they take place. 

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