Saudi Defense Minister Meets UK PM, Defense Minister In London

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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman met UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Friday during a visit to London.

“I had the honor of conveying the greetings of the Kingdom’s leadership,” Prince Khalid tweeted after the meeting

During the meeting, the sides reviewed the strategic relationship between the two countries as well as regional and international developments, he said.

The meeting came under the direction of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, he added.

Also present were the Kingdom’s Ambassador to the UK Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan and Director-General of the Office of the Minister of Defense Hisham bin Abdulaziz bin Saif.

The UK’s Secretary of State for Defense Grant Shapps welcomed Prince Khalid at a formal reception at Lancaster House in London on Thursday.

The visit took place as part of the prince’s official visit to Britain, and the reception ceremony featured a ceremonial review of the guard of honor.

The two sides held an extensive meeting, and they were joined by representatives from both ministries.

The meeting looked at the strategic partnership between the UK and the Kingdom, and explored avenues for bilateral cooperation and ways to enhance military and defense collaboration to serve mutual interests.

Arab News

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