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Macron and the crown prince planned to discuss a "strategic partnership" that would yield contracts by the time Macron visits Saudi Arabia at the end of the year, the French presidency said.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and France will work towards tackling world challenges facing worldwide community, including climate change and human development and the joint action of the two countries will decisively contribute to these domains.

Speaking alongside Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a press conference as the de-facto Saudi leader wrapped up a three-day official visit, Macron called for "greater efforts to limit Iran's ballistic activity and regional expansionism".

The French president also expressed concern for the humanitarian situation in Yemen, which has been under bombardment by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition for the past three years.

"The discussions were friendly, which allowed the two men to establish a personal relationship", Macron's office said.

"Since the start of the conflict in Yemen, France has adopted a very specific process whereby all sales of military equipment are analysed on a case-by-case basis and on the basis of reinforced criteria that reflect respect for global humanitarian law and the risk of harm to civilian populations", Macron said.




A lawyer representing a Yemeni human rights group filed a lawsuit Tuesday in France accusing Mohammed of complicity in torture.

Macron insisted there was no better option than enforcing the nuclear deal, but also pushed for post-2025 proposals to ensure the security of the region.

Today's visit follows King Felipe's trip to...

Saudi national company Aramco and French oil giant Total announced a deal earlier Tuesday to build a petrochemical complex in Jubail in Saudi Arabia.

Macron hosted a gala send-off dinner for the crown prince at the presidential Elysee palace. Cospedal was representing Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis who is accompanying Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on an official visit to Argentina.

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