Saudi Arabia, Niger sign three bilateral agreements

Saudi Arabia, Niger sign three bilateral agreements
King Salman decorates Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou with the King Abdulaziz Medal in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 09 January 2017

Saudi Arabia, Niger sign three bilateral agreements

Saudi Arabia, Niger sign three bilateral agreements

RIYADH: King Salman on Sunday hosted official talks with Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.
The leaders reviewed relations between the two countries and discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in various fields, as well as ongoing developments in the region.
Following the session, King Salman presented and decorated President Issoufou with the King Abdulaziz Medal.
Three bilateral agreements and a memorandum of understanding were signed between the Kingdom and Niger. A security agreement was signed by Deputy Minister of Interior Abdul Rahman bin Ali Al-Rubaian on the Saudi side and Niger’s Minister of National Defense Kalla Moutari.
There was also a draft agreement for the building and equipping of primary schools in all regions of Niger, a draft agreement on the Kandadji Dam project, and a memorandum of understanding for the fifth phase of a Saudi program for digging wells and rural development. The agreements were signed by deputy chairman of the Saudi Fund for Development, Yousef bin Ibrahim Al-Bassam, and Niger’s Minister of Planning Kane Aichatou Boulama.