Riyadh, Madrid seek closer coop.
(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) MADRID, Nov 17 (KUNA) -- Visiting Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and his Spanish counterpart Alfonso Dastis agreed on Friday to deepen bilateral cooperative relations in various fields, mainly political and economic ones.
Speaking at a joint news conference, both ministers said they mainly discussed distinguished relations between Saudi Arabia and Spain, and exchanged views on major regional and international issues.
The Saudi foreign minister said they had addressed the current developments in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon, as well as the fight against terrorism, while hailing close cooperation between both sides.
On Lebanon, Al-Jubeir said Saudi Arabia was always supportive of Lebanon and helped it in overcoming its challenges in the past.
But, he regretted that Lebanon's Hezbollah failed to help resigned Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri's government.
He emphasized that Lebanon would not see peace and stability unless Hezbollah was disarmed.
On his part, the Spanish foreign minister said Spain and Saudi Arabia are allies in the security field, primarily in the fight against terrorism.
He added that Madrid and Riyadh share the same viewpoints on major issues and developments in the Middle East region.
He spoke highly of the current economic relations between both sides, pointing out that Saudi Arabia's economic plans are a good opportunity for promoting economic and investment relations. (end) hnd.mt
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