Riyadh, 1 June 2022 (TDI): Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

After landing at King Khalid International Airport near Riyadh, Sergei Lavrov was welcomed by Deputy Foreign Minister Walid al-Kharaji.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in Riyadh for talks with his Saudi Arabian counterpart.

Saudi Foreign Minister welcomed the Russian Foreign Minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan welcomed his Russian colleague to the Kingdom.

The Saudi Foreign Minister expressed Riyadh’s willingness to take the necessary steps for a political solution in Ukraine.

Saudi Arabia’s support for solving the Ukraine crisis and efforts to find a political settlement in the region was assured by Prince Faisal.

“Saudi Arabia is willing to take the necessary measures to seek a political solution to the Ukraine problem,” Prince Faisal said.

Prince Faisal also satisfied Russia with the kingdom’s strong position in international law. This will contribute to the security and stability of the region.

Moreover, Prince Faisal urged Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to “support the state’s position on international law and efforts to end the crisis.”

Additionally, he urged Lavrov to “seek a political solution beneficial to security and stability.”

During the meeting, the two sides discuss bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia and similar measures to strengthen them.

Dr. Saud Al-Sati, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was present at the meeting.

Furthermore, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Rasi, Foreign Ministry’s Under-Secretary for International Affairs, Abdul Rahman Al-Rasi, and Saudi Ambassador were present.

Saudi Arabia and Russia enjoy good relations in terms of economic cooperation. A special Russian envoy visited Saudi Arabia in January 2022.

Lavrov will meet with the UAE Foreign Minister and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister at a joint ministerial meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States on Wednesday.

Lavrov will also meet his Bahraini counterpart Abdul Latif bin Rashid al-Zayani, and Bahrain’s King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

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