King Abdullah receives French President Francois Hollande

December 29, 2013

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received French President Francois Hollande and an accompanying delegation in Rawdhat Khuraim today. The two leaders co-chaired a meeting, during which they discussed bilateral cooperation, as well as international developments. In addition, a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of health was signed by Saudi Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

The audience and signing ceremony were attended by Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz; Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal; Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz; Riyadh Governor Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz; Minister of the National Guard Prince Meteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Interior Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz; Makkah Governor Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf; Minister of Economy and Planning Dr. Mohammed Al-Jasser; Saudi Ambassador to France Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh; and several other senior officials.

The French delegation included Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius; Minister of Foreign Trade Nicole Bricq; Minister of Industrial Renewal Arnaud Montebourg; and Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Afterwards, King Abdullah held a luncheon in honor of the President Hollande and his delegation.