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Saudi Foreign Minister Meets Russian Counterpart, Attends BRICS Meeting

Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, met Monday with his Russian Counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The meeting came on the sidelines of Saudi Arabia’s participation in the BRICS Ministerial Meeting in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, as an invited country to join the group.

Saudi Foreign Minister Meets Russian Counterpart, Attends BRICS Meeting
Saudi Foreign Minister meets with his Russian counterpart

During the meeting, both officials discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance joint cooperation in various fields. They also discussed the latest regional and international developments and efforts made to address them.

The Saudi ambassador to Russia, Abdulrahman bin Sulaiman Al-Ahmad, and the Director General of the Foreign Minister’s Office, Mr. Abdulrahman AlDawood, attended the meeting.

Saudi Arabia was invited to join BRICS in 2023. During the bloc’s Ministerial Meeting, BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs exchanged views on major global and regional issues.

Furthermore, they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the framework of BRICS Strategic Partnership under the three pillars of cooperation: politics and security, economy and finance, cultural and people-to-people exchanges. They reaffirmed their commitment to the BRICS spirit featuring mutual respect and understanding, equality, solidarity, openness, inclusiveness, and consensus.

The Ministers welcomed the new members, and assured continued support to their full integration into the BRICS cooperation mechanisms.

Moreover, they expressed grave concern at the situation in the Gaza Strip and the mass civilian displacement, death and casualties, and destruction of civilian infrastructure resulting from the Israeli military operation.

In this regard, they called for the effective implementation of the relevant UNGA and UNSC resolutions. The BRICS Ministers also reaffirmed their support for Palestine’s full membership in the UN and the two-state solution.

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