Saudi Crown Prince Calls on Iran to Cooperate with Regional Countries
The Jeddah Summit for Security and Development kicked off in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the presence of US President Joe Biden and the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that the Jeddah summit is being held at a time when the world is witnessing great challenges, adding that the Kingdom had previously announced an increase in its production capacity to 13 million barrels.
He stressed that Iran should cooperate and not interfere in the affairs of the countries of the region,” and stressed that “the stability of the region requires political solutions in Syria and Libya.”
The US president met the leaders of the GCC, in addition to Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq, during the summit in Jeddah, the last leg of his Middle East tour, which also led him to Israel and the Palestinian territories.
The US President discussed volatile oil prices and ways to increase oil production to reduce high fuel prices against the backdrop of the Ukrainian war. This summit meeting brought together the leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council countries, in addition to Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq.
A senior US administration official said that President Biden will discuss integrated missile and defense capabilities at the Jeddah summit, and will also announce $1 billion in funding for food security in the Middle East and North Africa.
Last Friday, Biden arrived in Saudi Arabia and met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and senior Saudi officials.
After discussions on Friday, both Saudi and American sides signed 18 agreements and memoranda of cooperation in the fields of energy, investment, communications, space, and health, including promoting the application of the fifth generation of the Internet, according to the Saudi official media.
In a joint statement published by the Saudi official media, the US and Saudi Arabia “renewed their commitment to the stability of global energy markets.”
The two parties agreed to “consult regularly on global energy markets in the short and long term.”
The two sides stressed “the need to deter Iranian interference in the internal affairs of countries, and (Iran’s) support for terrorism through its armed groups.”