Saudi King Meets Azerbaijan’s President, Minister of Defense

06.04.2017 KSA
King Salman with Azerbijan’s President Ilham Aliyev

King Salman with Azerbijan’s President Ilham Aliyev

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The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met in Riyadh on Wednesday with Minister of Defense of Republic of Azerbaijan General Zakir Hasanov.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that they discussed, during the meeting, bilateral relations and fields of cooperation, particularly in the defense field between the two countries.

Earlier, King Salman hosted an official visit of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on Sunday, meeting at the airport, where both national anthems were played, then moving on to the royal palace in Riyadh on for talks on international issues.

The talks were attended by senior members of the respective governments including Prince Saud al-Faisal (minister of Foreign affairs), Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz and Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov. The meeting focused on moving towards stronger bilateral cooperation between the two countries, both of which are two of the largest oil exporters in the world.

The heads of state also discussed regional and international developments.

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