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Saudi Prince Khalid Bin Salman Discusses Defense Relations with UK during Phone Call

Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman held a phone call with British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace to discuss defense relations between both countries.

“Had a good call with the United Kingdom Defense Secretary Ben Wallace to discuss defense relations between our two friendly countries, and our common interests in achieving regional and international stability,” Prince Khalid tweeted Wednesday 24th February, 2021.

In an interview last year with Al Arabiya, Wallace said the UK’s relations with Saudi Arabia are not restricted to selling weapons, but a strong defense partnership.

 Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman has thanked the UK for sending British military forces and defense systems to the Kingdom.

Prince Khalid said Tuesday he had discussed military cooperation with the UK in a phone call with Ben Wallace, the British defense minister.

They also discussed other bilateral relations and the “unique and historical ties between the UK and Saudi Arabia,” especially in defense, Saudi Press Agency reported.

Prince Khalid conveyed Saudi Arabia’s thanks to the UK government “on their efforts in cooperation through sending British military forces and defense systems to the Kingdom to achieve mutual goals in protecting regional security.”

Wallace said British forces in Saudi Arabia showed the depth of partnership between the countries, and “bolstered cooperation to protect regional security and stability,” SPA reported.