Middle East

Saudi FM meets with Bahrain’s crown prince to discuss regional developments

Sat, 2018-10-27 22:16

JEDDAH: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met with Bahrains Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa in Manama on Saturday.

During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the two countries, as well as the latest regional and international developments.

Al-Jubeir also met with the British Minister of State for International Development and Middle East Affairs Alistair Burt and Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

They discussed regional and international developments as well as a number of issues of mutual interest.

On Saturday, Al-Jubeir attended 14th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue in Bahrain.

He said that the Kingdom has had a strategic relationship with the US that go back to the 1930s; it was enshrined by a meeting with the late King Abdul Aziz and late Franklin Roosevelt. “That relationship is ironclad. Saudi Arabia has been an ally of the Western countries since the beginning of the third Saudi state in the 1930s. Its not going to change.”

On the matter of Jamal Khashoggis killing and the ongoing investigation, Al Jubeir said the Saudi government is committed to finding all the facts, and said it is working closely with the Turkish government to do so.

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