Biden: I Had Important Discussions with the Saudi Leadership

US President Joe Biden addresses reporters in Jeddah. (AFP)
US President Joe Biden addresses reporters in Jeddah. (AFP)
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Biden: I Had Important Discussions with the Saudi Leadership

US President Joe Biden addresses reporters in Jeddah. (AFP)
US President Joe Biden addresses reporters in Jeddah. (AFP)

US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he had held important talks with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in Jeddah, where he is on an official two-day visit.

Biden noted that he had a good series of meetings, and accomplished some important work, noting that talks have also touched on the defense needs of Saudi Arabia and global energy security.

“I had a good series of meetings,” he told reporters in Jeddah, adding: “Thanks to many months of quiet diplomacy by the staff, we’ve accomplished some significant business today.”

The US president pointed to Riyadh’s contribution to the stabilization and support of the truce in Yemen, saying: “We further agreed to pursue a diplomatic process to achieve a wider settlement in Yemen.”

On global efforts for energy transition, Biden said: “Saudi Arabia will also partner with us on a far-reaching clean energy initiative focused on green hydrogen, solar, carbon capture, nuclear, and other projects to accelerate the world’s clean energy transition and to help the US clean energy industry set global standards.”

He stressed that his trip to the Middle East and Saudi Arabia was about “once again positioning America in this region for the future.”

“We are not going to leave a vacuum in the Middle East for Russia or China to fill. And we’re getting results,” he stated.



Saudi FM Holds Talks with High-level Officials on Sidelines of Ukraine Peace Summit

Part of the Saudi FM meetings with officials on the sidelines of the peace summit in Ukraine - SPA
Part of the Saudi FM meetings with officials on the sidelines of the peace summit in Ukraine - SPA
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Saudi FM Holds Talks with High-level Officials on Sidelines of Ukraine Peace Summit

Part of the Saudi FM meetings with officials on the sidelines of the peace summit in Ukraine - SPA
Part of the Saudi FM meetings with officials on the sidelines of the peace summit in Ukraine - SPA

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah met on Saturday with a number of world leaders and officials on the sidelines of the peace summit on Ukraine in Lucerne, Switzerland, including President of the European Council Charles Michel.
The meeting reviewed the historic Saudi-EU relations and discussed ways to enhance them in various fields, as well as the latest regional and international developments of mutual concern.

He also met with Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and discussed means of developing relations between Saudi Arabia and Norway, as well as regional and international developments and efforts to address them.

Prince Faisal also held talks with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and discussed the latest developments in the Ukrainian-Russian crisis, as well as opportunities to enhance bilateral cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Ukraine and ways to support and develop these relations in various fields.

The Saudi FM also reviewed with Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Fuad Hussein the fraternal relations between the two Iraq and the Kingdom and ways to strengthen and develop them.