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Deputy Crown Prince Discusses Defense Cooperation with Kuwaiti Deputy PM | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defense Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, right, and Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah. (SPA)

Riyadh – Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, held a meeting at his office on Thursday with Sheikh Mohammad al-Khalid al-Sabah, Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

The two reviewed bilateral relations between both countries, especially in the fields of defense, in addition to the latest developments in the region.

Sheikh Khalid confirmed that his talks with Prince Mohammed included various issues of mutual interest, mainly in the field of existing military cooperation under the umbrella of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member States.

“The Kuwaiti Defense highlighted Prince Mohammed’s keenness towards the situation in the region and his deep awareness of phase requirements, noting that he invited Prince Mohammed bin Salman to visit Kuwait at the nearest opportunity to follow up on what have been addressed Riyadh regarding issues of common interest of the two countries and the GCC states,” according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Kuwaiti Defense Minister arrived in Riyadh earlier on Thursday, where he was received at King Salman Air Base Airport by Deputy Crown Prince and a number of senior officials.

The meeting was attended by Saudi Arabia’s Assistant Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Abdullah al-Ayesh, Chief of General Staff General Abdulrahman bin Saleh al-Bunyan and other senior military leaders.

Also, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received at his office U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Joseph Westphal, who came to bid farewell at the end his tenure as U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom.