Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense, met in Riyadh on Monday with the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
During the meeting, they discussed the distinguished bilateral relations and ways to strengthen them, especially in the defense fields, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Both sides reviewed the efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom to enhance, maintain and protect regional security from any threats and establishing international peace and security. They also reviewed the latest developments in Yemen in light of the Saudi initiative to end the Yemeni crisis.
The meeting was attended by the Saudi Ambassador to UK Prince Khalid bin Sultan; the Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili; Military Adviser to the Minister of Defense Major General Eng. Talal Al-Otaibi; Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammad bin Saeed Al Jaber, and Director-General of the Office of the Deputy Minister of Defense Hisham bin Abdulaziz bin Saif.
On the UK side, the meeting was attended by the UK Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Neil Crompton, and the delegation accompanying UK Foreign Secretary.
In another development, Deputy Chief of the General Staff and Acting Joint Forces Commander Lieutenant General Motlaq bin Salem Al-Azimah received, at the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition Headquarters Saturday, Yemeni Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Moammar Al-Eryani.
During the reception, they discussed ongoing media efforts in regards to the Yemeni crisis, highlighting the violations of the Iran-backed Houthi militia, especially the ones committed recently in Ma’rib, and the efforts of the Joint Forces Command of the Coalition in support of the Yemeni National Army to liberate Yemeni territory, end the coup and restore Yemen to its Arab milieu.
Minister Al-Eryani underscored during the reception that Yemen, under the leadership of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi will never forget the honorable, brotherly positions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, maintaining that the Yemeni people respect and appreciate these efforts and that they will be recorded on the most impeccable pages of history.