Ukraine and Saudi Arabia resume the practice of holding political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs after more than a decade-long break.
“The consultations held in the format of a video conference were co-chaired by Mr. Dmytro Senik, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (CDTO), and Dr. Adel bin Siraj Mirdad, Deputy Foreign Minister of Political and Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine informs.
As noted, the sides discussed issues of political, trade, economic and investment cooperation as well as the ways of interaction within international organizations.
“Ukraine is ready to offer Saudi Arabia a number of projects in investment, military and technical and agricultural spheres,” Dmytro Senik said, emphasizing the interest of domestic exporters in entering the Kingdom’s market.
The sides also agreed to continue preparations for the Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Saudi Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation, which is planned to be held in Riyadh in the first half of 2021.
As a reminder, the first round of political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia took place in 2009 in Kyiv with the participation of deputies foreign ministers, during which the Memorandum on political consultations between Foreign Ministries was signed.