Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz is in Paris for talks with President Francois Hollande.
Top of the agenda is combating the rise of terrorism in the Middle East region.
Connected is also a major French arms deal for Lebanon which Riyadh is financing as Beirut faces the threat of jihadists on its border with Syria.
Prince Salman is also due to meet Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday for talks over the situation in Iraq and Syria, where jihadists have seized swathes of territory and are terrorizing Christians and other minorities.
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