Crown Prince Naif Bin Abdulaziz tackles regional, international developments with French FM

Defense Minister Prince Salman visits naval, air commands headquarters

Defense Minister: We cherish our nation, the Qiblah of Muslims and Arabs

Prince Mohammed Bin Naif inaugurates industrial security exhibition on behalf of Crown Prince Naif

Crown Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, received Foreign Minister Alain Juppé of the Republic of France and the accompanying delegation.

During the audience, they discussed issues of common interest between the two friendly countries as well as the latest regional and international issues.

The audience was attended by Prince Saud Al-Faisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Chief of the Crown Prince's Court and the Special Adviser to the Crown Prince as well as Abdulrahman bin Ali Al-Rubaiaan, Private Secretary of the Crown Prince.

Prince Naif also received at his office at the Royal Court at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh visiting Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Ahmed Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah.

At the outset of the meeting, Alsabah conveyed to the Crown Prince the greetings of Sheikh Sabah Alahmed Aljaber, Emir of Kuwait, and his Crown Prince to the Saudi leadership. In turn, Crown Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud sent the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the Kuwaiti leadership.

During the audience, issues of mutual concern to the two countries and the latest developments in the Arab, regional and international arenas were reviewed.

The meeting was attended by Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Interior, Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Chief of the Crown Prince's Court and Special Secretary to the Crown Prince and senior protocol officials.

On behalf of Crown Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier, Minister of Interior and President of the Supreme Committee for Industrial Security, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Interior for Security Affairs opened the activities of the Ministry of Interior (MOI)'s 14th International Conference and Exhibition for Industrial Security.

Speaking to the opening session, Prince Mohammed bin Naif delivered a speech in which he asserted the keenness of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince on the ongoing follow up to enhance technical applications in all fields relating to security and safety, and how to take their advantages, in order to raise industrial security and safety levels in the Kingdom so as to keep pace with the challenges witnessed by the world.

The 14th International Conference and Exhibition of Industrial Security concluded its three-day activities held under the patronage of Crown Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier, Minister of Interior, and Chairman of Supreme Commission for Industrial Security.

As many as 22 countries and more than 3000 experts in industrial security took part in the Conference and Exhibition which adopted a number of recommendations on oil, industrial, and services facilities under the Commission's supervision to be submitted to Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Interior for Security Affairs.

In Riyadh, Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense, paid a visit to the Command of Naval Forces. Upon arrival, he was received by Deputy Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz; the Chief of General Staff, General Hussein bin Abdullah Al-Qabil; Commander of Naval Forces, Lieutenant General Dakhilullah bin Ahmed Al-Waqdani; and Director General of the Office of the Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan.

In a meeting with senior officers of the Naval Forces, Prince Salman said, 'I convey to you the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince. You are the third cornerstone among our Armed Forces in the defense of maritime borders. You have great missions in the protection of our country and its citizens. These Forces will develop, Allah willing. They are now doing their duties as required, but we always seek for further development in all areas of the State in implementation of the directives of the Saudi Leadership, wishing you all success.'

In a visitors' register, Prince Salman wrote, 'I am pleased to pay an inspection visit to the Command of Naval Forces. I am briefed on the development and progress of the Naval Forces in various areas of arming and training, which have made them in an honorable position among their counterparts in the region. The Naval Forces are an important and integral part of the Armed Forces; thanks to them for the protection of the coast of the Kingdom and its wealth and important capabilities. I wish you all success in the service of the religion, the King and the homeland.''

In another speech, the Commander of Naval Forces, Lieutenant General Dakhilullah bin Ahmed Al-Waqdani commended the roles played by the Naval Forces in their dedication in the performance of their missions and the achievement of the aspirations of the Command through the preservation of their operational readiness and development of human resources , praying to Allah Almighty for the Kingdom's continuing security and stability.

Prince Salman also paid a visit to Air Forces Command.

Upon arrival, he was received by Deputy Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz; the Chief of General Staff, General Hussein bin Abdullah Al-Qabil; Air Forces Commander, Lieutenant General Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Ayish; and Director General of the Office of the Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan.

A speech ceremony was held on this occasion.

In his speech, Prince Salman said, 'The Air Forces are a cornerstone of the Armed Forces and they are performing their duties such as other forces. We are proud of this country which is Qiblah for Muslims. Our country was united on the Holy Quran and Prophet's Sunnah, which have been our constitution. We are proud of the royal trust bestowed upon us in our appointment. We have been working under our leadership for the interest and prosperity of our country and people''.

In a visitors' register, Prince Salman wrote, ' It is my pleasure to be among the personnel of Royal Saudi Air Forces to be briefed on their sincere efforts and to be a witness of what they have achieved of high levels of training, combating readiness and continuous improvement in the defense of our beloved country and its achievements, wishing them further advancement, progress and success.

In his speech, Air Forces Commander, Lieutenant General Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Ayish said 'We pledge loyalty and obedience to you, stressing that we should be ready round-the-clock and to be firm in continuous training as the stability of the nation depends on our ability in fighting.'