President meets Saudi minister – Middle East Monitor

Tunisian President Kais Saied wants to develop security and military cooperation with Saudi Arabia to fight terrorism, extremism and organized crime, he told the Kingdom’s Interior Minister Abdulaziz Bin yesterday. Saud Bin Nayef, during a meeting in Tunis.

According to an official statement, Saied hailed the ties between Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, which have been strengthened by the airlift set up by the Kingdom to help Tunisia during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Tunisian leader reiterated Tunisia‘s keenness to develop and expand cooperation, consultation and coordination with Saudi Arabia. In turn, the Saudi minister affirmed Riyadh’s confidence in Tunisia’s ability to overcome the difficulties it is going through. Tunisia’s security and stability, he insisted, is part of Saudi Arabia’s security and stability.

Ben Nayef met with Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden on Monday. They discussed bilateral relations as well as security cooperation. He also met his Tunisian counterpart, Tawfiq Sharaf El-Din, at the Interior Ministry in the Tunisian capital.

The Saudi official arrived in Tunisia on Sunday to attend the 39th session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers.

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