Saudi Arabia, Estonia to Expand Bilateral Relations

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna (Saudi Foreign Ministry)
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna (Saudi Foreign Ministry)
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Saudi Arabia, Estonia to Expand Bilateral Relations

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna (Saudi Foreign Ministry)
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna (Saudi Foreign Ministry)

Saudi Arabia and Estonia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance political consultations and strengthen their bilateral relations.
The agreement was made after a meeting between Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Estonian Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna in Tallinn on Wednesday.
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas later met with Prince Faisal to discuss the current cooperation and explore ways to expand it. They also talked about recent regional and international developments and efforts to address them.
Prince Faisal announced in a joint press conference with his Estonian counterpart that the new MoU on political consultations will strengthen coordination and cooperation between the two countries.
He emphasized their efforts to enhance economic, cultural, and technological ties, as well as boost trade, investment, and innovation.
The Saudi minister also mentioned that their talks covered various issues, including shared challenges, the Gaza conflict, and finding a peaceful resolution to the Russia-Ukraine war.
He commended Estonia for supporting the UN resolution on Palestine’s membership, calling it a crucial step towards a two-state solution.

Prince Faisal highlighted that trade between Saudi Arabia and Estonia reached $72 million last year, with Saudi exports at $21 million and imports from Estonia at $51 million. He expressed optimism for further economic growth.
The Saudi Foreign Ministry reported that Prince Faisal’s meeting with Tsahkna focused on strengthening bilateral relations in various sectors and increasing coordination on issues of mutual interest.

 



GCC Secretary General Condemns Knesset's Approval of Anti-Palestinian State Law

The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi
The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi
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GCC Secretary General Condemns Knesset's Approval of Anti-Palestinian State Law

The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi
The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jassem Mohamed Albudaiwi

The Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi, strongly condemned the Knesset's approval of a bill rejecting the establishment of a Palestinian state, the Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday.
"The decision of the Israeli occupation forces is a clear violation of international resolutions related to the Palestinian cause and confirms their desire and continued efforts to fuel tension and threaten security and stability in the region and the world”, said Albudaiwi in a statement.
He called on the international community to reject and condemn this unjust decision, which reflects the Israeli occupation forces' intentions to expand the conflict and their unwillingness to achieve stability and peace in the region.
Albudaiwi reiterated the GCC countries' positions on the Palestinian cause, supporting the establishment of an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and supporting the Palestinian people in obtaining all their legitimate rights.