SOURCE: Arab News
Time: April 18, 2018
The Chairman of NATO’s partnerships subcommittee, Mateen Lutfi, and his accompanying delegation were received by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Wednesday.
Lutfi was accompanied by a number of heads of parliamentary delegations in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
During the meeting, NATO parliamentary efforts and bilateral cooperation areas between NATO’s subcommittee and the Shoura Council were reviewed.
The meeting was attended by Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, minister of interior; Shoura Council Speaker Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh; the Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir; and a number of officials. Later, the Saudi interior minister and Lutfi reviewed relations between the Kingdom and NATO, and discussed issues of common interest.
Earlier, the Saudi parliamentary friendship committee at the Shoura Council held a meeting with the delegation of the NATO partnerships subcommittee.
The head of the Shoura committee Prince Dr. Khalid bin Abdullah bin Mishari, reaffirmed distinct relations binding the Kingdom and NATO in all fields, and the relations between the Shoura and NATO member states’ parliaments. He praised the visit, which seeks to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two sides, through consultations and dialogue, to face the rapid developments in the region as well as in the world, in order to best serve the interests of peoples and countries.