According to the Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, arrived in Moscow on Thursday to discuss bilateral ties with his Russian counterpart.
Indeed, the Saudi Foreign Ministry wrote in a tweet that the Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan holds an official session of talks with Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, during which they discussed bilateral relations and joint coordination on a number of issues of common interest, and both foreign ministers held a common press conference.
Prince Faisal related: we look forward to making use of this [Saudi-Russian] relationship to coordinate positions and serve the common interests of the two countries.
He also said: We discussed extensively ways to develop and strengthen relations between the two countries in various fields, the most important of which are investment, development and exchange of technical expertise based on the historic visit of King Salman to Russia and President Putin’s visit to the Kingdom.
Furthermore, Prince Faisal declared that one of the most important areas of cooperation between the two countries is the cooperation under the umbrella of OPEC +, which contributed to energy stability during the difficult period of the year 2020 – which was affected by the coronavirus pandemic, also saying that this cooperation also contributed to protecting the global economic system.
The Saudi foreign minister also condemned Iran’s interventions in the Middle East region. He also said that Iran’s proxy militias were obstructing a solution for the war in Syria, and adding that the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen is obstructing peace efforts in that country.