French and Saudis meet over projects worth billions of euros

Nuclear power is among topics for discussion by top French and Saudi leaders at a meeting in ParisTop French and Saudi leaders were set to gather Wednesday in Paris to discuss billions of euros in projects as the two nations work to tighten economic and diplomatic bonds. French President Francois Hollande was to host Saudi Arabia’s Defence Minister Prince Mohamed bin Salman after the inaugural meeting of a Franco-Saudi committee to talk about proposed projects in sectors like aeronautics and nuclear power. Saudi Arabia rolled out the red carpet for Hollande during his visit to Riyadh in May for an economic summit, which included a meeting between Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and the French president.

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