King Abdullah receives French Defense Minister

October 7, 2013

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz received French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and an accompanying delegation at his palace in Jeddah today. Le Drian conveyed the greetings of French President Francois Hollande, which were reciprocated by the King. Then, the two sides reviewed a number of issues of common interest.

The audience was attended by Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal; Second Deputy Prime Minister Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz; Minister of the National Guard Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; Minister of Interior Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz; Vice Foreign Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz; Deputy Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz; and French Ambassador to the Kingdom Bertrand Besancenot.

The French Foreign Minister held separate meetings with Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz and Minister of the National Guard Prince Meteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.