Saudi and French Interior Ministers Forge Stronger Security Ties in Riyadh Meeting

Saudi and French Interior Ministers Forge Stronger Security Ties in Riyadh Meeting

Riyadh, The Gulf Observer: The Saudi Minister of Interior, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, and his French counterpart, Gerald Darmanin, convened in Riyadh on Thursday to explore avenues for expanding security cooperation between their respective nations. The high-level meeting, in accordance with the directives from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, emphasized the enduring goodwill between Saudi Arabia and France.

Prince Abdulaziz highlighted the significance of strengthening ties and collaboration in the realm of security, reflecting the shared commitment to regional stability and global peace. The ministers oversaw the signing of a joint plan encompassing multiple initiatives and projects aimed at enhancing cooperation between their ministries. This milestone agreement is poised to fortify the bond between Saudi Arabia and France in matters of security.

In addition to the formalities, the ministers engaged in discussions on various topics of mutual interest, demonstrating the depth of the diplomatic relations between the two nations.

Moreover, Gerald Darmanin held talks with the Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance, Abdullatif Al-Sheikh, during which he commended the Kingdom for its relentless efforts to promote the principles of moderate Islam and its determined stance against extremism and terrorism. Darmanin expressed admiration for the remarkable progress witnessed in Saudi Arabia’s ongoing transformation.

Minister Al-Sheikh affirmed that Saudi Arabia, under the visionary leadership, remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting values of moderation and tolerance. The Kingdom denounces extremism and terrorism, aiming to foster an atmosphere of respect for all individuals, irrespective of their backgrounds.

The collaborative efforts and discussions during these meetings underscore the shared commitment to regional security, countering extremism, and promoting values that contribute to the well-being of both nations and the international community at large.