Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

IS terror tops agenda of Saudi-French talks  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 02/09/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Threat posed by Islamic State (IS) militants who have seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria tops the agenda of Saudi-French talks.

Crown Prince Salman arrived in Paris Monday on a landmark visit for talks with President Francois Hollande and other French leaders.

The visit aims to further strengthen relations between the two countries.

The crown prince's talks with Hollande would also focus on boosting military cooperation according to political analysts.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has warned world leaders that terrorists would hit their countries unless they take 'rapid' action to eliminate it. 'If we ignore them I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month' the king said while receiving foreign diplomats in Jeddah on Friday.

On Thursday Hollande rejected any cooperation with Bashar Assad whom he accused of being a 'de-facto ally' of IS militants after his regime said it was willing to work with the international community to tackle the terrorist group.

'The historic visit to Paris paid by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah in 2007 has contributed immensely to taking Saudi-French ties to new heights' the crown prince said in an arrival statement.

Hollande will host a dinner at the Elysee presidential palace in honor of the Saudi crown prince who is due to meet Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday for talks on major regional and international issues.

The crown prince is accompanied by a high-level delegation including Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal Culture and Information Minister Abdul Aziz Khoja and Commerce and Industry Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah.

'This visit comes within the framework of developing bilateral cooperation and strengthening the level of coordination on regional and international issues of mutual concern' Prince Salman said while commending 'the best ever' relations between the two countries.

Meanwhile Abdullatif Al-Othman governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) will open an investment exhibition in Paris on Tuesday with the participation of 15 government agencies to woo French investment to the Kingdom. SAGIA hoped that the exhibition would attract a large number of French companies interested to invest in Saudi Arabia. 'The show reflects the Kingdom's desire to expand its economic and investment ties with France' it added.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 6 2015 - Accidental bombing kills seven in BaghdadKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) At least seven people were killed on Monday when a warplane mistakenly dropped a bomb on a residential area in Iraq's capital Baghdad, police said.The Iraqi plane dropped the ...

 Jul 6 2015 - Jordan says it has foiled Iran-backed bomb attackKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Jordanian authorities have foiled a "terrorist" attack and arrested an Iraqi man in possession of explosives said to have come from Iran's Revolutionary Guards, a judicial ...

 Jul 6 2015 - UAE- Engineer booked for molesting 2 cleanersKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) An engineer faced two counts of molestation for allegedly sexually harassing two female cleaners at his place on March 12.The 23-year-old Egyptian's behaviour took the women ...

 Jul 6 2015 - Dubai-based health care group to rebuild 500 houses in NepalKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The charitable arm of one of the leading health care groups in the UAE, Aster DM Foundation, has donated Dh1.4million to rebuild 500 houses in the quake-hit Nepal.Dr Azad ...

 Jul 6 2015 - UAE's electoral base for FNC polls gets 66% widerKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The National Election Committee (NEC) during its 12th meeting, held in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, has adopted the electoral college for the Federal National Council (FNC) Elections ...

 Jul 6 2015 - UAE- Three face attempted murder charges over road rage, sword attackKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Three Emiratis stood trial in a Dubai court over an alleged case of road rage that ended in a sword attack.Two jobless men, and an accomplice who is still at large, faced ...

 Jul 6 2015 - UAE- Dana Gas at 7-month high after Kurdish ruling boostKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dana Gas shares jumped on Sunday to the highest level in seven months following a favourable court ruling in an arbitration case in London.The Abu Dhabi-listed firm's stock ...

 Jul 6 2015 - Tourism Authority of Thailand launches mobile app for Muslim visitorsKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Tourism Authority of Thailand, or TAT, has launched its first smartphone application designed specifically to make it easier for the growing number of Muslim visitors to ...

 Jul 6 2015 - UAE- Cityscape Global sees 30 per cent growth in exhibition spaceKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The continued confidence in Dubai's maturing real estate market has been underlined by a 30 per cent increase in exhibitors at the Middle East's largest property showcase, ...

 Jul 6 2015 - GCC mobile market to grow 29% by 2019Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai: The GCC's mobile connected devices market is expected to increase by around 29 per cent to 45 million units by 2019 compared to 35 million units in 2015, according to ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help