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Riyadh – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at al-Yamamah palace on Wednesday Chief of British Defense Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations and areas of defense cooperation between the two countries.

The audience was attended by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, Minister of State and Cabinet s Member Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Adel bin Zaid Altoraifi, and British Ambassador to the Kingdom Simon Collis.

In a related matter, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz chaired at his interior ministry office in Riyadh on Wednesday the ninth session of the civil defense council.

At the outset of the meeting, the Crown Prince highlighted the grace of security, stability and prosperity enjoyed by the Kingdom, lauding the efforts exerted by members of the civil defense board and their follow-up of the works of the council to achieve safety and protection from risks and disasters.

Director General of the Civil Defense Lt.-Gen Sulaiman Al-Amro said the agenda of the meeting included several topics, including a national strategic project on minimizing disasters, one on risk and disaster information and a third on the rights and duties of those who are consulted for the work of civil defense.

The council also amended the regulations of the emergency relief and coordination of contingent measures at airports.

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