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King of Spain, Saudi FM Discuss Means to Bolster Bilateral Ties

King of Spain, Saudi FM Discuss Means to Bolster Bilateral Ties

Tuesday, 14 June, 2022 - 04:45
King Felipe VI of Spain meets with Saudi FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah in Madrid. (Saudi Foreign Ministry)

King Felipe VI of Spain held talks in Madrid on Monday with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah.

Discussions focused on means to strengthen bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Spain.

They also covered opportunities for cooperation in various fields.

Prince Faisal earlier met his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Albares for talks on the bonds of friendship and cooperation between their countries.

They tackled efforts to deepen cooperation in various fields and means to strengthen joint coordination to achieve common interests. They also reviewed regional and international developments.

While in Madrid, Prince Faisal took part in a panel discussion under the title "Towards New Horizons for the Foreign Policy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", organized by the Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies (El Cano), tweeted the Saudi Foreign Ministry.

Prince Faisal touched on Saudi-Spanish relations and their role in laying the foundations for global security and stability, many issues of common interest, and ways to boost bilateral relations that bring together their countries

He presented a number of Saudi issues and affairs, giving an explanation of Saudi Vision 2030 and the tremendous change that has taken place on all levels in recent years.

He cited the Kingdom's efforts to protect the planet, including the Saudi Green and Green Middle East initiatives, announced by Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister, Mohammed bin Salman.

He discussed with the participants a number of issues around the world, foremost of which is the Saudi initiative to end the Yemeni crisis and reach a comprehensive political solution that includes a comprehensive ceasefire under the supervision of the United Nations.

He noted the positive impact of the formation of the Yemeni Presidential Command Council, highlighting the aspirations of the Kingdom and the rest of the countries in the region and the world for the Yemeni people to enjoy a prosperous and stable future.

Prince Faisal also underscored the importance of calling on the international community to confront the terrorist militias backed by Iran, which pose a real danger to the people of the region and the world.

On the Ukraine crisis, he stressed the Kingdom's support for everything that helps in easing the escalation, protecting civilians, and reaching negotiated political solutions between the warring parties, and all international efforts to resolve the crisis politically.

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