RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday signed an agreement aimed at developing military cooperation with Russia.
The Kingdom’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman announced the agreement, which he signed alongside his Russian counterpart Colonel General Alexander Fomin.
Prince Khalid arrived in Russia on Monday to attend the International Military-Technical Forum (ARMY 2021).
The minister also met Sergey Shoygu, the Russian defense minister, and discussed ways to improve military cooperation between the two nations.
“We discussed our common endeavor to preserve stability and security in the region, and reviewed shared challenges facing our countries,” Prince Khalid Tweeted after the meeting.
On his arrival in Moscow, the minister was received by the Saudi ambassador, and the military attache as well as a number of Russian defense officials.
Now in its seventh edition, ARMY 2021 kicked off on Monday and runs until Saturday.
The military expo is being held at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center in the town of Kubinka, 63 kilometers west of the Russian capital.