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The Importance Of The Meeting Between The Saudi Crown Prince And The Ukrainian President

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Arab League summit, where Zelensky was invited as an honorary guest.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed bilateral ties and issues of common interest, especially in the fields of security, economy, and culture. The Crown Prince reaffirmed the Kingdom’s support to all international efforts that aim to politically resolve the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. He also said that Saudi Arabia “continues to exert efforts to mitigate the humanitarian consequences” resulting from the conflict.

Zelensy praised the Kingdom’s “pivotal role” in the Middle East and the world. He also informed the Crown Prince about the security situation in Ukraine and his peace initiative to end Russia’s war in Ukraine. He called it the “peace formula”, which aims to stop the war and restore peace.

Zelenskyy also thanked Riyadh for its role in mediating a prisoner release last year, when 10 foreign prisoners of war were freed from Russian captivity with Saudi Arabia’s help. He expressed interest in continuing joint efforts to free more prisoners.

Zelensky also invited the Crown Prince to pay a visit to Ukraine. The Crown Prince confirmed his interest in investing in Ukraine and its recovery.

The meeting between the Saudi Crown Prince and the Ukrainian President reflects the strong and friendly relations between the two countries, which hare common values and interests. It also shows their mutual desire to enhance their cooperation and coordination on various regional and international issues.



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