Minister for Foreign Affairs: a qualitative shift in relations with Russia in the last three years

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Foreign Minister, Adil bin Ahmed al-Jubair, said that talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have been fruitful and constructive and have addressed bilateral relations between the two countries and regional and international developments.

In a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart in Moscow, the foreign minister said that relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia have made a qualitative leap in the last three years in all fields to serve the interests of both countries and the two countries. friendly peoples, both in the field of investment and trade and security cooperation in the face of terrorism, Political dialogue between the two countries towards the challenges facing the region and the world.

He said: "We discussed the situation in Syria and the importance of implementing Security Council Resolution 2254 and reaching a political solution that preserves the territorial integrity, security and stability of Syria and the rights of all Syrian citizens regardless of their race, religion or belief.

Regarding Yemen, Minister Adel Al-Jubeir explained that the political solution in Yemen should be based on the three references, the Gulf Initiative, the results of the Yemeni National Dialogue and the Security Council Resolution 2216, stressing that the Kingdom is coordinated with the UN envoy in Yemen and consults with friendly countries including Russia in this regard.

"The agreement did not include Iran's support for terrorism and its violation of UN ballistic missile resolutions," he said. Underlining the support of the Kingdom to impose more sanctions on Iran.

For his part, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the talks addressed a number of regional and international issues and joint efforts in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and stressed that efforts continue to implement different agreements between # 39; Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation last year in the fields of investment, And others

The Russian Foreign Minister thanked the Kingdom for the services and facilities for pilgrims in the Russian Federation.

"Regarding the Russian pilgrims, we would like to say that there is no thanks for duty, and Saudi Arabia from the time of the founding king Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman – that God has mercy on him – is doing everything is in his power to serve pilgrims and pilgrims from around the world, The approach is directed by the Custodian of the two sacred mosques, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and His Highness the Crown Prince, and are making every effort to facilitate the visit of the two sacred mosques to Muslims all over the world.

In response to a question on Syria, the Foreign Minister said that the Kingdom was one of the founding countries of the International Group in support of Syria, which led to the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2254, considered the reference to the peaceful solution in Syria. In the political negotiations with a position, the Kingdom held a meeting (Riyadh 2), which joined the ranks of the opposition in all its platforms to obtain a unified position for the political process. The Kingdom also hosts the supreme organ Syrian opposition negotiation and co-ordination with friendly countries, including Russia, T in the areas of ease of escalation. "

He stressed that the Kingdom attaches great importance to the security and security of Syria and its Syrian brothers and is working to find a political solution in Syria that will preserve its territorial security and integrity and remove foreign militias from Syrian territory. The Kingdom will continue to work with friendly countries, the international community and the United Nations to advance the political process.

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