Saudi, French Defense Ministers Discuss Gaza Developments

Saudi, French Defense Ministers Discuss Gaza Developments

Saudi Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and French Minister of the Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu, held a meeting Wednesday in Riyadh, where they discussed the latest developments in Gaza and its environs.

Prince Khalid bin Salman emphasized the urgent need to cease military operations, protect innocent lives, and facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid.

The minister also discussed strategic relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and France as well as various aspects of joint cooperation in the military and defense sectors.

They exchanged views on regional and international issues and developments and efforts being made to address them in order to strengthen security and stability.

The meeting was attended by the Deputy Minister of Defense Abdurrahman bin Mohammed bin Ayyaf; Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General Fayyadh bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, and Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Khalid Biyari.

Director-General of the Office of the Minister of Defense Hisham bin Abdulaziz bin Saif and Brigadier General Ibrahim bin Nasser Al-Mutawa, the military attaché at the Embassy of Paris and Bern, were also present.

Representing the French side at the meeting were Ambassador to the Kingdom Ludovic Pouille as well as the minister’s military affairs office head, diplomatic advisor, and advisor for industrialization.