Saudi Arabia signs security deals with China

Both sides have agreed to form a joint body of high-level security officials.

Dubai: China and Saudi Arabia have agreed to set up a joint security commission as both the countries step up efforts to boost bilateral ties.

Beijing and Riyadh have signed several bilateral agreements in the fields of security, personnel training, exchange of visits, fighting terrorism, Saudi Arabia`s official news agency has reported.

They also agreed to form a joint body of "high-level security officials" to boost cooperation in the field, SPA said.

Both sides have also agreed to promote cooperation in the field of sharing information and security experience.

The deals were signed by Riyadh and Beijing during a meeting between Saudi Arabia`s Second Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Prince Naif bin Abdelaziz and visiting Meng Jianzhu, the Chinese State Councillor and Public Security Minister, late on Sunday.

Meng and a large entourage of senior Chinese security and counter-terror officials met with King Abdullah, Prince Nayef and other senior Saudi officials yesterday on the second of a three-day trip to Saudi Arabia.

PTI

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