Riyadh — Tuesday saw the defense of Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan. The latest deal by OPEC+ to reduce oil output by 2 million barrels daily.
Prince Faisal reaffirmed the strategic nature of Saudi Arabia’s relations with the US. It promoted regional stability and security.
After US administration officials suggested that Washington may consider reconsidering its ties with the Kingdom, the Saudi minister commented.
“Our connection with the United States has been institutionalized since it was formed,” Prince Faisal stated.
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He continued by saying that Saudi Arabia and the US benefited from their military partnership.
“OPEC+ member states unanimously agreed on the decision, which was solely economic in nature.”
“OPEC+ members performed properly and made the right choice,” he said.
He stated: “We strive to push the parties to the negotiation to cease the conflict” about the Russian-Ukrainian dispute.
He clarified that efforts to extend the ceasefire in Yemen are still getting made concerning the problem there.
“The Yemeni government has demonstrated considerable flexibility while carrying a heavy burden for Yemen’s interests.”
Regarding the relationship with Iran, he added. “We are looking at the sixth round of talks because the engagement with Iran has not yet produced concrete outcomes.”
He emphasized that our relationship with China is one of commerce, and we are involved in several collaborative business ventures.
The Saudi minister felt Iraq would eventually emerge from the current political unrest.