As a direct follow up of their visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Kuwait and the Islamic Republic of Iran on 11-15 February, Foreign Affairs MEPs debated the crisis in the Gulf region with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Adel Al-Jubeir, on Thursday morning.
“Saudi Arabia is an important partner for the EU”, introduced Foreign Affairs Committee Chair, David McAllister (EPP, DE). “We face similar challenges: our common goals should be to maintain regional stability and promote regional cooperation”, he added.
The relations between the European Union and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia within the framework of the current international political and security challenges were also discussed, as well as topics of common interests such as socio-economics developments and counter-terrorism. The visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs follows the AFET visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Kuwait and the Islamic Republic of Iran (11-15 February 2018).