Saudi Arabia, Chad Sign MoU in Defense Cooperation

Saudi and Chadian officials sign an MoU on military cooperation. (SPA)
Saudi and Chadian officials sign an MoU on military cooperation. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia, Chad Sign MoU in Defense Cooperation

Saudi and Chadian officials sign an MoU on military cooperation. (SPA)
Saudi and Chadian officials sign an MoU on military cooperation. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia and Chad signed on Monday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in defense cooperation.

The agreement was signed by Saudi Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Dr. Khaled bin Hussein Al-Bayari and Chad’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Chadians Abroad Mahamat Saleh Annadif during a ceremony in Riyadh.

The MoU was signed as part of the Saudi and Chadian governments’ drive to develop bilateral relations to promote international stability and peace.

It covers several defense fields, such as developing cooperation in military trainings and exercises, providing military medical services and raising awareness in combating terrorism.



Saudi Arabia Expresses Concern over Military Escalation in Yemen after Israeli Airstrikes

The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
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Saudi Arabia Expresses Concern over Military Escalation in Yemen after Israeli Airstrikes

The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The flag of Saudi Arabia (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Saudi Arabia expressed its deep concern on Sunday over the latest military escalation in Yemen after the Israeli attacks in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni port of Hodeidah.
The statement stressed that these developments "exacerbate the current tension in the region”.
In a statement on X platform, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “The Ministry is following with great concern the military escalation in Yemen following the Israeli attacks that targeted Hodeidah province on Saturday, July 20, 2024,” emphasizing that “these developments aggravate the current tension in the region and undermine ongoing efforts to end the war in Gaza”.
The ministry also called on all parties to exercise maximum restraint and to distance the region and its people from the dangers of war. It also called on the international community and active influential parties to fulfill their responsibilities to end conflicts in the region.
Moreover, the ministry affirmed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's continued efforts to end the war on Gaza and affirmed its continuous support for peace efforts in Yemen to spare its people more suffering and achieve security and peace in the region.
On Sunday, Brigadier General Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Defense, affirmed that Saudi Arabia has no relation to or participation in the targeting of the Yemeni city of Hodeidah. 
He emphasized in a statement posted on the ministry's X platform account that Saudi Arabia will not allow its airspace to be violated from any direction.