On Monday, Saudi Arabia and Chad took a step towards strengthening their bilateral relations with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in defense cooperation. The agreement, which was signed by Saudi Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Dr. Khaled bin Hussein Al-Bayari and Chad’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Chadians Abroad Mahamat Saleh Annadif, during a ceremony in Riyadh, is aimed at promoting international stability and peace through cooperation in various defense fields.
The MoU covers several areas of defense cooperation, including the development of joint military trainings and exercises, the provision of military medical services, and raising awareness in the fight against terrorism. The agreement is a clear indication of the two countries’ commitment to working together to address regional security challenges and promote stability in the region.
The signing of this MoU comes at a time when the international community is facing an increasing number of security challenges, including terrorism, extremism and regional conflicts. The cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Chad in defense will go a long way in addressing these challenges and promoting peace and stability in the region.
The agreement is also a testament to the strong and growing ties between the two countries. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in the 1960s, Saudi Arabia and Chad have been working together to strengthen their bilateral relations in various areas including trade, investment, tourism, culture, education and defense.
In 2019, Saudi Arabia and Chad signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of political consultation, which was aimed at enhancing cooperation and coordination between the two countries in various political, economic, and cultural fields. Additionally, in 2020, the two countries signed an agreement to establish a joint economic commission, which aimed at promoting trade and investment between the two countries.