| 26 February 2024, Monday |

Saudi Govt Reiterates Kingdom’s Readiness to Mediate in Ukraine Crisis

The Saudi government, during its meeting presided by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, reiterated on Tuesday the Kingdom’s readiness to mediate between all parties in the Ukrainian crisis.

The ministers highlighted the telephone talks Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, held with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

During the telephone calls, Crown Prince Mohammed stressed the Kingdom’s support for all efforts that would help de-escalate the tensions and all international efforts aimed at reaching a political solution to the conflict.

The cabinet was briefed on the talks held between King Salman and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Thani, who had paid a visit to the Kingdom last week.

They reviewed the visit paid by the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, to the Kingdom and the talks he held with Crown Prince Mohammed.

They highlighted the interview Crown Prince Mohammed gave to The Atlantic last week, in which he underscored the major reforms and modernization underway in Saudi Arabia in line with Vision 2030.

The cabinet tackled the meeting of the Arab Interior Ministers that was held in Tunisia and Saudi Arabia’s stressing of the importance of cooperation and intensifying joint coordination to preserve the security and stability of the region.

It underlined the Strategy of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques Scholarship Program that was announced by Crown Prince Mohammed on Monday.

The Strategy marks the beginning of a new era in the scholarship program that will contribute to improving the citizens’ competitiveness through upskilling the human capital in new and promising sectors to fulfill the needs of the future labor market. The Strategy is part of the Kingdom’s efforts to develop human capabilities and achieve the objectives of Vision 2030.

The government noted the Kingdom’s lifting of all coronavirus-related restrictions on Saturday, saying it reflects the success of national efforts to combat the virus.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat