French envoy meets Qassim governor, praises development in region

French envoy meets Qassim governor, praises development in region

RIYADH (Rahnuma): French Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Francois Gouyette on Tuesday met Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal.

During the meeting, they discussed issues of common interest.

The meeting was organized during Gouyette’s visit to the region.

Prince Faisal praised the deep relations between the Kingdom and France. The French ambassador expressed his happiness at meeting the governor, praising the development that he witnessed in the region.

The Franco-Saudi relationship is characterized by long-standing relations of friendship. High-level exchanges and joint projects in many fields testify to the solidity of the strategic partnership between the two countries.

In a column for Arab News on French National Day last year, Gouyette, wrote: “The Franco-Saudi relationship relies on common strategic interests, as well as on a broad convergence of views on the major issues (such as peace, security and development) and challenges (including sustainable growth and health) of the 21st century. On all regional and international topics, Paris and Riyadh maintain a close and constant dialogue to coordinate their efforts.”

Through the implementation of Saudi Vision 2030 and in shared approaches to major international challenges, the envoy said that France and Saudi Arabia are fully mobilized to maintain the strong relationship.

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