Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE released a joint Saudi-Emirati statement at the end of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Defense Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz’s visit to the UAE on Wednesday.
The two sides praised the OPEC Plus countries’ successful efforts to improve the global oil market’s stability, and stressed the importance of continuing this cooperation and the need for all participating countries to adhere to the OPEC Plus agreement in the energy sector.
In the area of climate change, the two parties praised “the development of current collaboration on the execution of the Kingdom’s circular carbon economy strategy.”
The two parties declared their “unwavering support for all of the Palestinian people’s legitimate rights, the most important of which is their right to form an independent and sovereign Palestinian state on the June 4, 1967 boundaries, with East Jerusalem as its capital.”
The Saudi-Emirati statement reiterated “the convergence of their positions with Security Council Resolution 2216 and the Riyadh Agreement” on the Yemeni situation.
On the Lebanese problem, both parties emphasized the “need of substantial political and economic changes to guarantee that Lebanon can overcome its difficulties.”
The two sides welcomed “the success of the electoral process in Iraq.”
The Saudi-Emirati statement also praised the agreements struck by the parties to the Sudanese transitional phase, and reaffirmed their commitment to doing all possible to ensure Sudan’s security and stability.
They also emphasized “the critical significance of dealing honestly and effectively with Iran’s nuclear and missile files, including all of its components and ramifications, in a way that helps to regional and international security and stability.”
The Saudi-Emirati statement also stated that “the only answer to the Syrian problem is a political settlement,” and that they “support Security Council Resolution No. 2254.”
In terms of Afghanistan, the two sides emphasized the “need to assist security and stability in Afghanistan and not enable terrorists and extremists to enjoy safe havens there.”
The two parties “welcomed the Libyan and UN efforts to assist the execution of the agreed political entitlement” on the Libyan problem.