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Mohammed Bin Salman: Cementing French relations
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman held talks with French defence minister Jean Yves Le Drian in Riyadh on 12 October. The influential Le Drian was part of a senior French delegation, including Prime Minister Manuel Valls and foreign minister Laurent Fabius. Valls was greeted on arrival at the airport by MBS and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef. Valls was expected to sign a significant deal on behalf of Airbus Helicopters for the sale of military aircraft.
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