Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman announced on Twitter on August 24 that he signed the agreement with Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin "aimed at developing joint military cooperation between the two countries."
Salman also met with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during his visit outside Moscow to the arms expo International Military-Technical Forum Army-2021.
The deputy defense minister said the meeting explored ways to "strengthen military and defense cooperation between our two countries."
There were no immediate details of the military agreement between Saudi Arabia, the world's top arms importer, and Russia, the second-largest weapons exporter after the United States.
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