Davos—Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan said that there had been some progress in talks with Iran on Tuesday. However, it is “not enough,” and the Kingdom’s hands are outstretched toward Tehran.
Speaking at a World Economic Forum (WEF) panel on Tuesday, Prince Faisal said that recent parliamentary elections in Lebanon “may be a positive step.” But it was too early to tell.
He called for global dialogue and cooperation amid an escalation in geostrategic competition between major powers, the US, China, and Russia.
The foreign minister stated that they need to focus on cooperation if anything was learned via COVID-19. They need to continue to look toward avenues to foster collaboration.
“Even when there is a difference, there is competition; we need to find mechanisms to talk to each other.”
With the Kingdom having a relationship with all the major players and playing a role in an essential part of the world, it can be hoped that they can facilitate some of the dialogue. Especially when you talk in the context of the China-US.
However, without cooperation, specifically on issues such as food security, they will be facing significant difficulties. Expressly but not limited to the developing world.
Prince Faisal hoped that increased diplomatic activity in the Middle East could open more pathways to dialogue and cooperation.
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The Kingdom has a Vision 2030, which is a very broad-ranging vision. It can only be done if the Kingdom has a safe and secure region, a stable region.
Prince Faisal said: “The GCC is more relevant than ever in the GCC union. It is one of the few functioning mechanisms that continue… we have focused on addressing international challenges in a unified way.”