12 May 2023 21:51

Russian, Saudi foreign ministers urge swift settlement of multiple crises in Middle East - Russian Foreign Ministry

MOSCOW. May 12 (Interfax) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Saudi Arabian counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud spoke by telephone on Friday to discuss strengthening bilateral relations and the situation in the Middle East and northern Africa, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on its website.

"The two countries' foreign ministers discussed current issues regarding the further strengthening of the wide-ranging Russian-Saudi relationship. Particular attention was paid to the practical implementation of agreements reached through bilateral exchanges at the highest level," the statement said.

The ministers "held a substantive exchange of views on key aspects of the regional and international agendas, with an emphasis on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, including the Palestinian issue," and "expressed a shared point of view in favor of the need for a swift and comprehensive political resolution of the multiple crises in the region," the website said.