Monday, December 30, 2013

The Growing France - Saudi Arabia Alliance

French President Francois Hollande (L) meets with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Riyadh on December 29, 2013. Press TV

Hollande In Saudi To Talk Regional Politics, Business -- International News

RIYADH: French President Francois Hollande met Saudi King Abdullah on Sunday on a visit aimed at boosting commercial ties and addressing escalating tensions in the Middle East.

The monarch highlighted a "convergence" of positions between the two countries on several issues, a member of Hollande´s entourage said.

Saudi state news agency SPA said the two leaders discussed mutual cooperation and "regional and international developments."

The French president is also due to meet Lebanon´s former premier Saad Hariri and Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarba in the kingdom, an entourage member said.

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