Hollande announces visit to Saudi Arabia by the end 2014

Hollande announces visit to Saudi Arabia by the end 2014
# 19 December 2013 19:14 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. French President Francois Hollande will fly to Saudi Arabia next week, his office said on Thursday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

At the invitation of the Saudi King, Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Hollande will pay a two-day visit to the oil-rich country on Dec. 29 and 30, the statement said without giving a detailed schedule.

According to French daily Le Figaro, the French president is expected to sign several trade deals and will aim to lure more Saudi petrodollars into France's sluggish domestic market.

The two leaders will also discuss relations in the Middle East and the security situations in Syria and Iran.

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