Saudi Crown Prince telephones US Defense Secretary

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) welcomes Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman. (REUTERS)
Updated 16 July 2017
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Saudi Crown Prince telephones US Defense Secretary

JEDDAH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, made a telephone call today to US Defense Secretary James Mattis congratulating him on the victory over Daesh terrorist organization in Mosul, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The Crown Prince praised the role of the United States of America in leading the international coalition to fight this organization and eliminate it, stressing that the war on terrorism and all those who support and finance it must continue to be firm.
The two sides also discussed ways of developing coordination mechanisms between the two countries to combat terrorism and combat extremism and military and defense cooperation between the Kingdom and the United States of America.


Saudi King oversees signing of agreements with Tunisia

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Saudi King oversees signing of agreements with Tunisia

  • King Salman and Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed have signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) between the governments of both states

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed have signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) between the governments of both states at the Al-Auja Palace in Diriyah, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The agreements were signed on the Kingdom’s side by Ahmed Aqeel Al-Khateeb of the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD), and on the Tunisian side, by Tunisian Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation Ziad Al-Athari. They signed a loan agreement for the implementation of the second phase of the Integrated Agricultural Development Project in Joumin, Ghazala and Sijnan in Tunisia.

The loan agreement, between the SFD and Tunisia, is aimed at improving the supply of potable water in the rural area of the Tunisian governorate of Bizerte.

A MoU was also signed to extend the Saudi grant for maintenance of the King Abdulaziz Mosque in the Tunisian capital of Tunis.