South Africa, Saudi Arabia in Joint Military Cooperation
South Africa has confirmed it has military cooperation with Saudi Arabia.
South Africa president on Friday 15th April 2016 confirmed that the country is in military cooperation with Saudi Arabia in reference to a military factory in Saudi Arabia.
Responding to reports, Presidential spokesperson Bongani Majola revealed that South African President Jacob Zuma inaugurated an arms factory in the kingdom during his recent visit last month.
Majola also confirmed that during his state visit, President Zuma and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, who is also serves as the Minister of Defence, toured the Saudi Military Industries Corporation facilities.
The Military Industries Corporation facilities are operated by Rheinmetall Denel Munition Ltd, in which South Africa's armament manufacturer Denel holds a 49 percent stake.
During this visit, President Zuma and the Crown Prince met with personnel and senior management Rheinmetall Denel Munition and the South African staff at the military factory.
Zuma's visit sought to promote South Africa's defence military industry and to strengthen cooperation in the field of defence procurement partnership with Saudi Arabia in the wake of rising tide of terrorism, Majola added.
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