Saudi Arabia, Spain Sign Security Cooperation Agreement

Saudi Press Agency (SPA)20.05.2014 KSA
Saudi Crown Prince Meets Spanish King & Defense Minister

Saudi Crown Prince Meets Spanish King & Defense Minister

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Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense met with King Juan Carlos of Spain in the Saudi city of Jeddah on Sunday to discuss bilateral ties between their two countries.

The Spanish King arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday as part of a three-day official visit.

Prince Salman discussed issues of common interest with King Juan at his residence in Jeddah, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Prince Salman also received at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah Spanish Minister of Defense Pedro Morenes Eulate and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and a number of topics of common interest.

The audience was attended by Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense; Assistant Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Ayesh; Chief of General Staff General Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan; Acting Director General of the Office of Minister of Defense Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Issa; and Saudi Military Attachأ© in Spain Brigadier Abdullah Al-Shammari.

King Juan also met on Sunday with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Second Deputy Premier, and Advisor and Special Envoy of the Saudi King Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. 

During the meeting, they discussed a number of issues of common concern to enhance cooperation between the two friendly countries.

The audience was attended by Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Farhan, Saudi Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and the Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah. On the Spanish side, it was attended by the official delegation accompanying the King of Spain.

He later received delegates of the Spanish company implementing Saudi Arabia’s al-Haramain High Speed Railway project, SPA added.

During the meeting, the Spanish King was briefed on a replica of the train and watched a documentary film about the project.

Meanwhile, both countries signed Monday an agreement for security cooperation. The agreement was signed by Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz and Spanish Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Gonzalo de Benito.

The signing ceremony was also attended by Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and King of Spain Juan Carlos.


Source: SPA


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