Saudi Arabia is confident US will continue to maintain regional stability: Prince Farhan

790 views
 Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan.

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —
Saudi Arabia is confident that the US administration headed by Joe Biden will continue to pursue policies that are conducive to maintaining regional stability, said Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan on Saturday.

Prince Farhan added that he does not see any threat to regional stability during the period of transition in the US.

He also said that any discussions with the new US administration will pave the way for strong cooperation.

The Saudi foreign minister made the remarks in a virtual interview to Reuters on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit.

Prince Farhan affirmed that Saudi Arabia supports the normalization of relations with Israel, but first a permanent and lasting peace agreement must be reached that guarantees the Palestinians an independent state in which they can live with dignity.

With regard to the Gulf crisis with Qatar, the Saudi foreign minister said that there are efforts to end the dispute with Qatar, but he made it clear that “the solution depends on addressing legitimate security concerns”.

Regarding the US plan to designate the Houthi militia a terrorist group, Prince Faisal said the move would be "completely appropriate."

The Trump administration is preparing to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi insurgents a terrorist organization before leaving office in January.

On relations with Turkey, the Saudi foreign minister said that Riyadh has "good and friendly" relations with Ankara, pointing out that "there is no data indicating an unofficial boycott of Turkish products."

Regarding the US plan to designate the Houthi militia a terrorist group, Prince Faisal said the move would be "completely appropriate."

The Trump administration is preparing to designate Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi insurgents a terrorist organization before leaving office in January.

On relations with Turkey, the Saudi foreign minister said that Riyadh has "good and friendly" relations with Ankara, pointing out that "there is no data indicating an unofficial boycott of Turkish products."


790 views