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Saudi Foreign Minister Arrives in Madrid for ECFR Meeting

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, will participate in the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) annual meeting at the invitation of the Council.

For this reason, Prince Faisal bin Farhan arrived Wednesday in the capital city of Spain, Madrid, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

During the meeting, the Saudi Foreign Minister will discuss with the Council members the latest regional and international developments. The discussion will focus on the situation in the Gaza Strip and the efforts made to address it.

The ECFR annual meeting will take place on July 4-5, 2024 in Madrid. Under the theme “Europe’s Choice: Is 2024 Europe’s moment of reinvention?” the event will discuss the geopolitical repercussions of the European elections.

The meeting will try to set Europe’s new strategic course in 2024 and beyond. This will include topics related to defense, security, trade, green tech, and EU enlargement.

Furthermore, the meeting will discuss the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, and the possible ways to end both conflicts. It will also explore ways to strengthen ties with the middle powers in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Prince Faisal bin Farhan was on an official visit to Estonia to enhance bilateral relations. During the visit, the Saudi Foreign Minister met with his Estonian counterpart. They signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on political consultations between both countries.

Both officials discussed several issues, including common challenges, the war in Gaza, and finding a permanent and peaceful solution for the war in Ukraine.

After that, Estonia’s Prime Minister, Kaja Kallas, received the Saudi Foreign Minister. Both officials discussed ways to further mutual cooperation in various sectors, as well as the latest regional and international developments.

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