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Saudi Arabia, UK review bilateral relations and sign defence cooperation

Saudi Arabia, UK review bilateral relations and sign defence cooperation

Prince Khalid also paid an official visit to the headquarters of BAE Systems, a British multinational arms, security and aerospace company in Wharton, Cumbria

Zubina Ahmed
Saudi Arabia and UK review bilateral relations and sign defense cooperation

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defence Prince Khalid bin Salman met with his British counterpart Ben Wallace for bilateral talks in London on Tuesday, December 14, as per reports by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

An official reception ceremony was held in Royal Cavalry Guard Square honour of Prince Khalid.

The ministers reviewed the strategic and historical relations between the two countries and discussed aspects of bilateral cooperation in the military and defense field, in addition to the latest developments at the regional and international levels.

They also signed a defence cooperation plan, which aims to develop the capabilities of Saudi Arabia’s defence ministry, localise military industries, and strengthen both nations’ partnerships

During his trip, Prince Khalid also paid an official visit to the headquarters of BAE Systems, a British multinational arms, security and aerospace company in Wharton, Cumbria.

During the visit, he was briefed on the superior capabilities of the Typhoon aircraft and its combat systems and  about the company’s future plans and strategies, including the programme for future combat air capabilities, the development of air systems, and ways to strengthen the existing partnership between them and the Saudi Armed Forces.

Prince Khalid visited the company’s aviation systems development and design site and was briefed on a number of modern aviation systems.

They also discussed ways to strengthen the long-standing partnership between BAE Systems and the Saudi Armed Forces, which extends for more than 50 years, according to SPA.

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