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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. SPA

Paris-Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense has sent a cable of thanks to French President Francois Hollande after concluding his official visit to Paris on Wednesday.

The deputy crown prince said that talks during his meeting with Hollande have stressed the strong existing ties between Saudi Arabia and France.

“I am pleased as I am leaving your friendly country after the end of my official visit to extend to your Excellency my deep thanks for the warm reception and generous hospitality accorded to me and the accompanying delegation,” Prince Mohammed said.

He added: “Mr. President: the discussions held during the visit stress the strong relations between the two countries and joint desire to deepen cooperation between (Saudi Arabia and France) in all fields in accordance with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s vision aiming to achieve interests of the two countries and the two peoples as well as enhance security and stability.”

The Deputy Crown Prince wished Hollande “constant good health and happiness, and the friendly people of France further progress and prosperity.”

The Deputy Crown Prince conducted an official visit to France earlier this week where he met with Hollande in Elysee. He also met with senior French officials, including Premier Manuel Valls, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and leaders of public and private sector contracting companies.