Saudi FM to visit France after King postpones trip

PARIS, July 11 (BestGrowthStock) – Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister
Prince Saud al-Faisal will meet French counterpart Bernard
Kouchner on Monday, the foreign ministry said after the
kingdom’s monarch postponed a visit to France.

A spokesman at the Saudi embassy in Paris said on Friday
that King Abdullah’s visit had been postponed and that a new
date had not been set. No details were given [ID:nLDE6681CR].

The monarch had been scheduled to meet President Nicolas
Sarkozy as the two countries look to develop their relationship
ahead of France taking over the G20 chairmanship next year.

Saudi Arabia is the only Arab member among the bloc of
leading economic powers.

The foreign ministers will discuss bilateral relations as
well as international and regional issues, the ministry said in
a statement on Sunday. Al-Faisal will also open an exhibition of
Saudi’s archaeological treasures at the Louvre museum, the
ministry added.
(Reporting by Sophie Taylor; Editing by Maria Golovnina)

Saudi FM to visit France after King postpones trip