RIYADH: Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud and his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selaković held a press conference at the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belgrade, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
During an official visit to Serbia, Prince Faisal expressed Saudi Arabia’s appreciation for Serbia supporting the Kingdom’s bid to host Expo 2030,
Prince Faisal said his meeting with Selaković demonstrates Saudi Arabia’s keenness to deepen relations with Serbia.
He also emphasized the Kingdom’s support for all efforts to resolve the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in a way that promotes international peace and security while mitigating its economic consequences.
The Saudi foreign minister praised the 88 percent increase in trade between the Kingdom and Serbia in 2021.
Selaković praised the historic visit, the first official visit by a Saudi minister of foreign affairs since the two countries’ relations began about 10 years ago.
He stated that Serbia hopes to strengthen its relationship with Saudi Arabia, especially given the remarkable progress the Kingdom has made as a result of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s development plans.