Saudi Arabia, France and arms deals

France and Germany signed on 16/10/19 an initial agreement on common rules for the export of joint French-German weapons to Saudi Arabia.

Following the signing of the agreement, Minister of the French Armed Forces Florence Parly put Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz in the picture of this development.

What’s next?

Is Parly expected to visit Riyadh?

What about the future of the Saudi-French arms deals that are blocked by Germany since 2012?

What about the Aravis deal?

These keys questions are answered in the following 318-word report.

[Partly reproduced in TR Defense Weekly Issue No 26/43 – October 25, 2019]

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