LONDON: British Secretary of State for Defense Grant Shapps has received Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in London, during an official visit to Britain, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
An official reception ceremony was held upon arrival of the Saudi Minister of Defense at Lancaster House Palace, during which the guard of honor was reviewed.
Later the two sides held an expanded bilateral meeting in the presence of the delegations of the two ministries.
The two sides during the meeting, reviewed the strategic partnership between the two friendly countries and the prospects for bilateral cooperation and ways to enhance ties in the military and defense areas to achieve the aspirations of the two countries to serve their mutual interests.
The two leaders further discussed coordinating efforts to support security and stability in the region and the world, in addition to a number of issues of mutual interest.
The meeting was also attended by Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to the United Kingdom; the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Fayyad bin Hamid Al-Ruwaili and other senior officials.