Germany is looking to strengthen its energy partnership with Saudi Arabia. This was the most prominent statement made by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who discussed developments and bilateral cooperation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman received German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a meeting during which aspects of Saudi-German relations and areas of partnership between the two countries were reviewed.
The meeting discussed bilateral cooperation prospects and opportunities for development following “Vision 2030,” as well as the most recent regional and international developments and efforts to achieve international stability and peace. The two sides also discussed several issues and issues of mutual concern.
Following a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated in statements carried by news agencies that the partnership “must go beyond the limits of fossil fuels to include hydrogen and renewable energies.”
According to the Associated Press, German officials believe Saudi Arabia, which has large areas suitable for low-cost solar power generation, is a particularly suitable supplier of hydrogen.
According to “SPA,” HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Chancellor Schulz and Saudi and German businessmen.
The German tour is expected to include visits to the UAE and Qatar. In Abu Dhabi, he is expected to meet UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, and in Doha, he will meet Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad.