THE Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman has met with the newly appointed Defense Minister, Prince Khaid bin Salman, and Military Commanders, and officers of various armed forces in the country.
The meeting held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense in Jeddah on Wednesday was his major first assignment as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was gathered that it was meant to appraise the developments and progress made in the ministry.
The Crown Prince expressed his thanks and appreciation for the sincere efforts of the Ministry of Defense personnel and the great progress they have achieved with the implementation of the Ministry’s development program, and the increase in the internal self-sufficiency of the military industries from 2% to 15%. He hoped that it will reach 50% under the command and supervision of the Minister of Defense and the Ministry personnel.
Crown Prince also cited his special feelings toward the Ministry of Defense and the period he spent working for it. He praised its performance, work and advanced accomplishments, wishing for further progress under the command of Prince Khalid bin Salman and the cooperation of the Ministry personnel for broader and greater horizons.
For his part, Prince Khalid bin Salman affirmed that the achievements of the Ministry of Defense during its development programs and its achievements in future through continuing to implement its development programs drawn up by the Crown Prince comes under his directives and continuous support.