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Saudi Arabia has new plans to develop its armed forces | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Riyadh-Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Second Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General, has said that the Kingdom”s armed forces have plans and programs of development, adding that Saudi Arabia would opt for new advances from all countries without restricting to a specific country.

In a joint press statement along with Spanish Defense Minister Jose Bono, Prince Sultan said &#34in the past and in the current phase, we have been promoting constant cooperation with Spain. Moreover, a Saudi delegation will go to Spain to inspect the extent of cooperation through economical balance.&#34

On his part, Bono described the bilateral relations between the two countries as &#34strong and historic&#34 and said &#34both countries have suffered from terrorism and opted for additional steps (in combating this phenomenon).&#34

&#34It is mistaken to link terrorism to Islam which calls along with Christianity to brotherhood not to death,&#34 Bono said.