Saudi minister meets Hungarian counterpart in Budapest

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir meets Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto in Budapest. (SPA)
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Updated 25 January 2020

Saudi minister meets Hungarian counterpart in Budapest

  • They discussed fields of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Hungary

BUDAPEST: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto in Budapest on Friday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. They reviewed bilateral relations during the meeting, as well as the most prominent developments in regional and international situations of common interest. Al-Jubeir also met the deputy speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary, Istvan Jakab. A number of issues of common concern were reviewed during this meeting, in addition to discussing fields of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Hungary.

 


Saudi FM says it was Russia, not Kingdom that pulled out of OPEC+ deal

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Saudi FM says it was Russia, not Kingdom that pulled out of OPEC+ deal

  • Rejects Moscow's claim that Saudi Arabia pulled out of the OPEC+ deal
  • Says it was Russia that pulled out, leading to a collapse in world oil prices

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's minister of foreign affairs on Saturday rejected Russia's claim that it was the Kingdom's withdrawal from the OPEC+ deal that led to the collapse of oil prices, saying it was Russia that pulled out of the agreement.

In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Prince Faisal bin Farhan said the statement attributed to Russian President Vladimir Putin, blaming Saudi Arabia for the decline in oil prices, was “devoid of truth.” 

"The minister affirmed that what was mentioned is fully devoid of truth and that the withdrawal of the Kingdom from the agreement is not correct," the statement said.

In fact Saudi Arabia and 22 other countries tried to persuade Russia to make further cuts and extend the deal, but Russia did not agree, the statement said.
 

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