Saudi-French meeting to discuss regional and international state of affairs
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir on Friday at the French ministry's headquarters in Paris.
The two sides discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries and the means of boosting cooperation and the joint efforts to combat terrorism and extremism, the situation in the five Sahel countries, the peace process, the situation in Syria and Yemen and developments in the regional and international arenas, especially the situation in Iran.
Al-Jubeir told Al Arabiya that the Saudi Arabia and France have a strategic and historical relationship: "We have discussed important issues and there is an agreement on views regarding the peace process and the situation in Syria, as well as the situation in Iran."
“We also discussed the situation in the five Sahel countries and the upcoming visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Paris in late February or early March, in addition to the visit of the French Foreign Minister to the Kingdom in February," he added.