Paris, 18 June 2023 (TDI): Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and President Emmanuel Macron of France celebrated the deepening of their historical and strategic friendship during a high-profile meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

The warm reception and cordial exchanges between the leaders highlighted their admiration and appreciation for each other and set the stage for a beneficial bilateral discussion.

It also exhibited the strength and diversity of the French Saudi association, which is deeply rooted in a shared vision for the future and collective objectives.

During the comprehensive meeting, the two leaders and their respective delegations explored new avenues of cooperation across various sectors, including politics, economy, culture, and security.

They pledged to work together to advance the causes of peace, stability, and prosperity on regional and global fronts by recognizing the shared interests and values that underpin the French Saudi partnership.


Both governments reiterated their dedication to increasing bilateral cooperation in vital fields, including commerce, investment, energy, military, culture, education, and tourism. The two countries hope to maximize mutual benefits and open new prospects by intensifying relations across these sectors.

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Expressing gratitude for the warm welcome and generous hospitality extended to him and his delegation, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud conveyed the best wishes of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to President Macron and the people of France.

The Crown Prince Salman’s visit to France is essential for Saudi Arabia. He will attend the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact in Paris next week and a reception supporting Saudi Arabia’s bid to host the Expo 2030 world exhibition the following Monday.

The meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Emmanuel Macron underscores the enduring bond between Saudi Arabia and France. It heralds a new chapter in their relationship, one marked by strengthened cooperation, mutual respect, and shared goals.

Both countries are well-positioned to advance peace and stability worldwide as they move forward, ensuring a more prosperous and secure future for their citizens.