HRH Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia, met in his office in Riyadh on Wednesday, with leaders and senior officials of the Ministry, in his first meeting after he was appointed Minister of Defense.
During the meeting, HRH Khalid bin Salman delivered a speech on this occasion in which he expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince Muhammad bin Salman, for the generous trust on the occasion of his appointment as Minister of Defense, asking God Almighty to help and pay him to serve Religion, leadership, and country.
HRH Prince Khalid bin Salman stressed during the meeting that the Ministry of Defense has received great attention since the Crown Prince and Prime Minister took over its leadership, which resulted in launching the Ministry of Defense development program, which reflects his belief in the importance of developing the ministry’s capabilities, keeping pace with military development according to the highest standards, and upgrading them to the highest levels.
He stressed that the Ministry of Defense will follow the path of the Crown Prince, the Prime Minister, and the path he set for the ministry, to become a modern institution that possesses professional and joint military forces, protects the security and interests of the homeland from the external threat, and leads and participates in alliances with merit and competence.
Earlier, Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister met at the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense in Jeddah, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense, and leaders of the ministry.
The Crown Prince expressed his thanks and appreciation for the sincere efforts of the men of the Ministry of Defense and the great progress they have reached with the implementation of the Ministry’s development program, and the increase in the internal self-sufficiency of the military industries from 2% to 15%, hoping that it will reach 50% under the leadership of and the supervision of the Minister of Defense and employees of the Ministry.