February 28, 2023

Camaraderie in the Making


Camaraderie in the Making
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. President of Ukraine, Wikimedia Commons.

Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud recently traveled to Ukraine and met with President Volodymyr Zelensky. The two discussed the future of peace in Ukraine.

This is the first visit from the Saudi Foreign Minister since Ukraine and Saudi Arabia established diplomatic relations 30 years ago.

The minister announced that the country will supply Ukraine with $410 million in humanitarian assistance, including $300 million in oil products. Al Saud said during a press conference in Kiev, "The Kingdom is making every effort to alleviate the suffering of Ukrainians," also implying a wish for a peaceful resolution between Ukraine and Russia.

The top diplomat also mentioned his eagerness to mediate peace talks between the two nations. Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, served as a point of exchange for prisoners of war between Moscow and Kiev in September 2022.

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