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Saudi Arabia, Brazil Sign Defense Draft Agreement

Saudi Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, met Monday with Brazil’s Vice President and Minister of Development, Industry, Trade and Services, Geraldo Alckmin, in Riyadh.

During the meeting, both officials signed a draft agreement between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Brazil for cooperation in the field of defense, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Saudi Arabia, Brazil Sign Defense Draft Agreement
Saudi Arabia and Brazil Sign Defense Cooperation Draft Agreement

Furthermore, they discussed bilateral relations, ways to enhance cooperation in defense industries, research and development, technology transfer and localization in accordance with Saudi Vision 2030.

Moreover, the Saudi Defense Minister and Brazilian Vice President discussed the latest regional and international developments and efforts made to address them.

Saudi Arabia, Brazil Sign Defense Draft Agreement
Saudi officials attending the meeting and signing ceremony

The meeting and signing ceremony were attended by the Saudi Vice Minister of Defense Prince Abdulrahman bin Mohammed bin Ayyaf; Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Fayyad Al-Ruwaili; Assistant Minister of Defense Eng. Talal Al-Otaibi; Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Dr. Khalid Al-Biyari; Saudi Ambassador to Brazil Dr. Faisal Ghulam; and Military Attaché at the Saudi Embassy in Brasilia Col. Hader Al-Ziyad.

Saudi Arabia, Brazil Sign Defense Draft Agreement
Brazilian officials attending the meeting and signing ceremony

A number of Brazilian senior officials and diplomats, including Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sergio Ogonio de Rocios Paz; Chief Diplomatic Advisor to Brazilian Vice President Celso de Tarso Pereira; and Military Attaché at the Embassy to Saudi Arabia Marcelo Maza Quadros, were present in the meeting.

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