Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Receives Leaders of Delegations

Riyadh – Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense held a series of meetings with leaders and heads of delegations that participated in Sunday’s Arab-Islamic-US Summit in Riyadh.

He received President Idriss Deby Itno of the Republic of Chad where the two officials reviewed bilateral relations in various areas and a number of issues of common interest.

The meeting was attended Advisor at the Royal Court Ahmed al-Khatib, Advisor at the Royal Court, General Supervisor of the Office of Minister of Defense Fahd bin Mohammed al-Issa, Chadian Foreign Minister Hissein Brahim Taha, Chadian Minister of Defense Bichara Issa Djadallah and a number of officials.

Prince Mohammed also met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, where they reviewed aspects of relations between the two countries and latest developments in the region.

He also met with the Minister of Defense of the Nigeria Mansur Mohammed Dan-Ali and addressed bilateral relations, especially in the defense field.

The Deputy Crown Prince received the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

During the meeting, they tackled fraternal relations and a number of issues of common interest.

The meeting was attended by Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and UAE National Security Advisor Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

In other news, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed patronized the graduation ceremony of the 92nd batch of the cadets of King Faisal Air.

Upon arrival to the venue, the Deputy Crown Prince was received by a number of senior military officials.

The commander of the college stressed that the graduates have completed their education and training and are fully prepared.

He also stated that among the graduates, nine were from three Arab countries: Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait.

Cadet Marzouk al-Anzi delivered the graduates’ speech during which he expressed their joy in graduating and expressed their gratitude for Deputy Crown Prince for patronizing the ceremony.

The graduates then recited their pledge, and then the Deputy Crown awarded outstanding cadets of the 92nd batch with their awards.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, a photo call took place with the Deputy Crown Prince and the cadets.

The Prince also patronized the graduation ceremony of a new batch of students from the College of Command and Staff of the Armed Forces.

A speech ceremony was held on the occasion which was attended by a number of princes and officials.

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