LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman was received by his British counterpart Ben Wallace in London on Tuesday.

The ministers reflected on the strength of the historic defence partnership between the UK and the Kingdom that is based on a shared commitment to peace, stability, and the strengthening of mutual and regional security.

The secretary of state for defense and Prince Khalid welcomed the signing of a plan for defence cooperation which will enhance bilateral defence and security cooperation to address shared security challenges, including through regular dialogue and consultation, education and training, and capability-building.

The British Ministry of Defense said the agreement reaffirms the UK’s enduring commitment to working with Saudi Arabia on promoting regional security and stability.

“It is a pleasure to sign this plan for defence cooperation, bringing us even closer to one of our most important partners. It is a key milestone between our two nations, as we look to enhance our defense partnership further in support of mutual and regional security,” Wallace said.