Saudi FM: France declares support for Vision 2030

FM Adel al-Jubeir speaks to Al Arabiya News Channel after Saudi deputy crown prince's meeting in Paris. (Al Arabiya)

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said President Francois Hollande declared France’s support for Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 following a meeting with Saudi’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Élysée Palace on Monday.

In remarks to Al Arabiya News Channel, Jubeir said Hollande had expressed France’s support for Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and believes the vision’s impact would be evident across the region.

The leaders have also reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed the Iranian Republic’s interference in the affairs of regional states.

Saudi Arabia and France will sign several agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the Saudi deputy crown prince’s visit to Paris, according to Saudi ambassador to France Khaled al-Anqari.

“The visit will further bolster the historic relations between the two countries,” he said while emphasizing that these solid and strategic relations are based on mutual respect and promotion of common interests, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Al-Anqari noted that the Saudi-French political positions and views are identical towards most of the global issues, particularly with regard to the Middle East issues.

Last Update: Monday, 27 June 2016 KSA 18:06 - GMT 15:06