Munich, 20 February 2022 (TDI): Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prince Faisal bin Farhan, participated in a panel discussion regarding the Middle East. This participation came on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany. 

During the discussion, Bin Faisal stressed that Saudi Arabia supports all international efforts aimed at ensuring the security and stability of the Middle East. 

He added that the world region and KSA is working with international partners to end the Yemeni crisis through a comprehensive ceasefire to reach a political solution through serious dialogue between all Yemeni parties. 

Nonetheless, he pointed out that the Kingdom presented an initiative on March 22, 2021, to end the Yemeni crisis; a ceasefire to reach a comprehensive political solution. 

Bin Faisal added in this regard that the Houthi militia rejected all political solutions.  They continued to attack with drones and ballistic missiles on civilian facilities and objects. 

The Minister stressed that the forces of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen aim to protect and support the security and stability of Yemen as well as its legitimate government, and the people of Yemen in addition to facilitating the dialogue process between all Yemeni parties. 

Additionally, Bin Faisal explained that the Kingdom has a historic policy based on ensuring the stability of energy prices. He stressed that KSA continues to work with OPEC partners to support all efforts aimed at stabilizing oil. 

Saudi Minister on Iran’s nuclear program

With regards to international talks on the Iranian nuclear program, Bin Faisal said that the nuclear agreement contains many weaknesses. He suggested that it must be addressed through more discussion and political dialogue.

Thereupon, to ensure the protection of the region and the world from nuclear proliferation in the long term.

Finally, he stressed that the negotiations between the Kingdom and Iran have not made any substantive progress. He expressed hopes that Iran will show the desire to find a new way of working in the region.