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French Finance Minister Michel Sapin. AP

Paris-Saudi Arabia’s Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf said on Tuesday that the visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Paris aimed at presenting the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and the related National Transformation Program.

Al-Assaf also stressed the deep relations between Saudi Arabia and France in various sectors, including trade and commercial exchange.

The Saudi finance minister gave his remarks following a meeting on Monday with his French counterpart, Michel Sapin, at the French Finance ministry’s headquarters in Paris. During the meeting, Al-Assaf gave a detailed presentation of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and the major economic opportunities that fall within the National Transformation Program.

The Saudi finance minister also said that the meeting touched on mutual financial cooperation, as well as existing collaboration between financial institutions in both countries.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed’s official visit to Paris, where he met with French President Francois Hollande and high-ranking French officials.

Talks during the meetings focused on Saudi Vision 2030 and the situation in the region, mainly in Yemen, Syria and Iraq.