HRH Crown Prince and British Secretary of State for Defence Review Strategic Cooperation in Defense and Military Fields and Combating Terrorism and Extremism Efforts

Friday 1439/6/21 - 2018/03/09
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London, Jumada II 21, 1439, March 09, 2018, SPA -- His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense met here today with British Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson.

During the meeting they reviewed the bilateral relations, areas of strategic cooperation between the two countries, ways of enhacing them, especially in the defense and military fields, and the promising opportunities in line with the Kingdom Vision 2030, in addition to developments in the Middle East and the world and efforts being exerted to combat terrorism and extremism.

The two sides expressed their satisfaction on the issues were discussed and the mechanisms for joint coordination in this regard.

Then they signed two memoranda and arrangements for strengthening defense capabilities and deepening cooperation and partnership through the transfering and localization of technology, industrial partnership, training, research and development and technical consultation in line with the Kingdom Vision 2030.

Later, memorandums of understanding and arrangements for strengthening military cooperation in a number of areas were signed.

His Royal Highness the Crown Prince also inspected a number of British BAE Systems products made by Saudi trainees through the participation of Saudi companies working in the military field, and he was briefed on the company‘s future plans to further transfering, localization of technology, training and employment of Saudi citizens.

The meeting was attended by the military delegation accompanying the Crown Prince and a number of senior officials of British Ministry of Defence.

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21:34 LOCAL TIME 18:34 GMT