(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency)
Riyadh, Safar 27, 1439, Nov 16, 2017, SPA -- Adel bin Ahmad Al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs, affirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and France have enjoyed an extended relationship since more than 100 years, pointing out identical of views regarding challenges in the region, including the Palestinian Cause, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Iranian interference in the region in addition to confronting terrorism and extremism. Al-Jubeir stressed that the two countries' desire to rise and intensify the level of the relations in all fields.
This came during a press conference held here today by Minister of Foreign Affairs with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, where Al-Jubeir welcomed the French minister who is currently visiting the Kingdom.
Al-Jubeir highlighted the meetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, with the French Foreign Minister, describing them as positive and constructive meetings reflecting the historical and strategic relations between the two friendly countries.
Al-Jubeir pointed out to his talks with his French counterpart in addition to consensus of views of the two countries towards the issues in the region.
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