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Saudi defense minister meets with French industrial leaders

Saudi Minister of Defense Prince Khalid Bin Salman convened a meeting in Paris on Wednesday with leaders of major French industrial companies, during his official visit to France.

The meeting focused on exploring promising opportunities for cooperation in the field of military industries, research and development, and the transfer and localization of technology.

Attendees included the Chief of the General Staff of the Saudi Army Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, Assistant Minister of Defense Eng. Talal Al-Otaibi, Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Dr. Khalid Al-Bayari, Director General of the Office of the Minister of Defense Hisham Bin Saif, and the Military Attaché at the Saudi Embassy in Paris and Bern, Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Al-Mutawa.

Representing the French companies were Eric Papin, chairman and CEO of Naval Group, Eric Trappier, chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation, and Eric Beranger, CEO of MBDA.







Saudi Gazette