Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom for Strengthening Military Ties
Riad, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia will strengthen their military ties as a result of British Defense Minister Phillip Hammond”s visit to this country.
Hammond met with the Crown prince and Saudi Minister of Defense, Salman bin Abdul Aziz, in Jeddah city, to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation and debate regional and world events, reported the Saudi SPA official news agency.
This is the second visit in less than two months of the British minister of Defense to the Saudi Arabia’s peninsula, seeking buyers for his country’s military equipments and means.
According to SPA news agency, Hammond met with prince Mitab, chief of the National Guard, an elite group which receives orders from the Royal Palace, and weeks ago was given the level of ministry .
Late last year, British BAE Systems industrial corporation revealed that it was discussing the sale of fighter-bombers with Saudi Arabia, which is pending for conclussion due to “matters to be solved,” which spokespeople refrained from saying.
However, it is possible that Israel opposes that agreement because Tel Aviv authorities demand to keep military supremacy in arms and military equipments over the Arab nations.