RIYADH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Tuesday 4 December 2012
Last update 4 December 2012 2:22 am
Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister defense, held talks with Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs Teo Chee Hean here yesterday, exploring prospects of expanding cooperation between the two countries in all sectors.
Prince Salman and Hean also discussed major regional and international issues, the Saudi Press Agency said. Hean conveyed the congratulations of Singapore’s president and prime minister to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on his successful back surgery.
The talks were attended by Interior Minister Prince Muhammad bin Naif, the crown prince’s special adviser Prince Muhammad bin Salman and Gen. Abdul Rahman Al-Binayan, director of the defense minister’s office.
Meanwhile, the Singaporean deputy premier, who is also coordinating minister for national security yesterday visited Naif Arab University for Security Sciences in Riyadh.
Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Ghamdi, president of the university, briefed the minister on his institution’s role in strengthening Arab security and combating organized crimes. Hean toured the university’s facilities.