Saudi, French FMs Meet in Riyadh

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah and his French counterpart Catherine Colonna meet in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah and his French counterpart Catherine Colonna meet in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
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Saudi, French FMs Meet in Riyadh

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah and his French counterpart Catherine Colonna meet in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah and his French counterpart Catherine Colonna meet in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah held talks in Riyadh on Thursday with his French counterpart Catherine Colonna, who was on an official visit to the Kingdom.

The ministers discussed the strong bilateral relations that bind Riyadh and Paris and ways of boosting and developing them in various fields.

They tackled intensifying joint coordination over several regional and international issues of common interest.

They also reviewed the latest regional and international developments.

Colonna met during her visit with Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, and other senior officials.



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.