Saudi and French defense ministers discuss efforts to calm regional escalation|Arab News Japan

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defense Prince Khalid bin Salman received a phone call from French Minister of the Armed Forces Sebastien Lecornu, the state-run SPA news agency reported on Saturday. 

During the call, they reviewed bilateral relations and existing cooperation in the defense fields, and discussed joint coordination regarding issues and developments in the region and efforts aimed at calming the situation.

They also discussed the latest developments in Gaza and the international efforts being made to end the crisis. 

Prince Khalid stressed the need to stop military operations, protect civilians, adhere to international humanitarian law, and work to find solutions to restore stability to the region and restore the path of peace in a way that allows the Palestinian people to obtain their legitimate rights. 

“We reviewed our relations and defense cooperation, as well as our mutual efforts to calm the situation in the region,” he said in a post on X (formerly Twitter) following the call.

“I stressed the need to stop military operations, protect civilians, uphold international law and resume the peace process,” he added

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