Saudi FM holds talks on side-lines of NAM Summit

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Serbian President AleksandarVucic thanked Saudi Arabia for its international efforts in combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and initiatives to distribute vaccines quickly to the most needy countries.

Vucic’s comments came during official talks with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Monday at the presidential palace in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement Summit.

During the meeting, Prince Faisal conveyed greet-ings from King Salman and Crown Prince Moham-med bin Salman to Vucic and the Serbian govern-ment and people.

The two sides discussed the need to increase intra-regional investments, especially in the renewable energy and technology sectors, in light of the King-dom’s Vision 2030.

They also spoke about the Kingdom’s international efforts to address and tackle the challenges of climate change and the crown prince’s Saudi and Middle East green initia-tives that were announced in March.

They also reviewed relations and joint cooperation between the two countries and discussed strengthen-ing aspects of bilateral cooperation in various fields.

Prince Faisal also met with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein in Belgrade where they “reviewed the solid relations between the two countries and dis-cussed strengthening aspects of bilateral cooperation in various fields and ways to support and develop them,” the kingdom’s foreign ministry said.

They also discussed ways to intensify joint coordi-nation to serve the interests of the two countries and regional and international developments.

Prince Faisal also held bilateral talks with his Nica-raguan counterpart Denis Moncada on the sidelines of the summit.—Agencies

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