Saudi Arabia will buy air defense systems from Greece

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Saudi Arabia will buy air defense systems from Greece
Saudi Arabia will buy air defense systems from Greece
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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will buy a Patriot air defense system from Greece to protect its energy facilities, for which an important defense agreement has been reached between the two.

According to the International News Agency, the Foreign Ministers of Greece and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement in Riyadh on the purchase of a powerful anti-aircraft air defense system.

The agreement deals with a state-of-the-art air defense system that will be installed to protect Saudi Arabia’s energy facilities.
“We have signed an agreement to transfer a Patriot system to Saudi Arabia,” Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dandies told reporters. Greece has also signed an agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Before the announcement of the agreement, the Greek Foreign Minister and Defense Minister met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan to discuss the promotion of bilateral cooperation and the contents of the defense agreement.

The war in Yemen has led to an increase in drone and missile attacks by Houthi rebels on Saudi oil factories and energy installations, prompting the purchase of Patriot air defense systems.

It should be noted that the US-made Patriot anti-aircraft defense system is capable of intercepting ballistic missile attacks from high altitudes. Saudi Arabia had earlier agreed to buy the defense system from the United States.

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