Saudi deputy defense minister, British defense secretary discuss regional security

MacDill AFB, Fla. – U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, welcomes His Royal highness Prince Khalid bin Salman, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the U.S., to MacDill Air Force Base, July 31, 2018. The two leaders discussed mutual security concerns in the CENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Dana Flamer)

RIYADH (RAHNUMA): Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman discussed regional and global security with British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace on Tuesday.

They discussed the partnership between the two countries, especially in the defense field, and the efforts made by the two nations to “enhance regional and international security,” said a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

Wallace expressed Britain’s appreciation for Saudi Arabia’s role in addressing threats to stability in the region, especially in regards to protecting maritime corridors.

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