Saudi FM, Blinken Discuss Regional, Int'l Developments

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah talks with delegates during the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad, Pakistan, 22 March 2022. (EPA)
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah talks with delegates during the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad, Pakistan, 22 March 2022. (EPA)
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Saudi FM, Blinken Discuss Regional, Int'l Developments

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah talks with delegates during the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad, Pakistan, 22 March 2022. (EPA)
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah talks with delegates during the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad, Pakistan, 22 March 2022. (EPA)

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah held telephone talks on Monday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Talks focused on regional and international developments and efforts exerted towards them.

They also covered the strategic bilateral relations between the Kingdom and United States and ways to bolster them with the aim of achieving greater stability and prosperity for their people.

The US Embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted Tuesday that the officials discuss the Kingdom's efforts to prolong a truce in Yemen.

The discussions also touched on Iran's nuclear program and the Ukraine crisis, it added.

Prince Faisal also held telephone talks with his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias. They tackled bilateral relations and ways to boost them in various fields.

They also exchanged views on issues of common interest.



Saudi Arabia Stresses Palestinian People’s Right to Establish Independent State

Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
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Saudi Arabia Stresses Palestinian People’s Right to Establish Independent State

Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.
Group photo of the foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue Forum.

Saudi Arabia reiterated on Monday the need to immediately stop Israeli military operations in Gaza, emphasizing the Palestinian people’s right to establish an independent state based on the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Saudi Arabia also stressed the need to protect civilians in Gaza, secure the delivery of humanitarian aid, and intensify efforts to reach a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue.
The Kingdom’s statement came during the 19th meeting of foreign ministers of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue, which was hosted by Iran, in the presence of Eng. Waleed Al-Khuraiji, Saudi Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Al-Khuraiji stressed the importance of doubling joint efforts and deepening cooperation and coordination to face the growing conflicts and the increasing challenges of food and energy security.
He added that Israel’s actions against defenseless civilians in Gaza have left thousands of victims, including children, women and the elderly. The continuation of military operations threaten regional security and portends the expansion of the conflict, he underscored.
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs also reiterated the Kingdom’s emphasis on the necessity of maintaining coordination between countries and developing cooperation in all fields, including technology, trade, investment, regional security, energy, culture, and others.
Al-Khuraiji expressed the Kingdom’s commitment to the importance of cooperation in facing climate change and work to develop global governance of artificial intelligence and new technologies. He pointed to the importance and effectiveness of collective efforts within multilateral frameworks in calming tensions and promoting dialogue and joint action.