August 9, 2022
areas of cooperation, the press agency

Saudi FM meets UK foreign secretary on sidelines of GCC-UK ministerial meeting

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on the sidelines of the GCC-UK ministerial meeting on Monday, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

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The two sides reviewed aspects of the solid and historical partnership between the Kingdom and the UK, and ways to strengthen and develop it in all areas of cooperation, the press agency said.Prince Faisal and Truss discussed the results of the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, wherein the Kingdom called for a response to the escalating humanitarian crisis facing Afghans.The two also “discussed opportunities to enhance cooperation between the two countries in areas of mutual benefits and common interests,” SPA reported.

Truss met with the foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and its secretary general on Monday at Chevening House, where they made a determined stand to strengthen their relationship across all fields, according to a joint communique.

“We have agreed to build stronger ties with the Gulf to create jobs, drive growth and make us all safer,” Truss wrote in a tweet.