The Saudi and British foreign ministers are calling for a cease-fire in Sudan
Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, received a phone call today, Thursday, from the British Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly.
During the call, developments in the Republic of Sudan were discussed, where the two ministers called on both sides of the conflict in Sudan to cease fire and military escalation, end violence, protect civilians, and provide safe passages for humanitarian operations.
Saudi Foreign Minister calls for a cease-fire in Sudan
They also reviewed the bilateral relations between the two kingdoms, ways to enhance and develop them in various fields, and aspects of coordination towards many issues of common concern. Communication and coordination between countries is important and can lead to enhancing security and stability in the region and the world.
The two ministers also stressed the importance of international cooperation in facing global challenges, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah expressed his appreciation for the close relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Britain, which extend for more than 100 years, and expressed his hope for their strengthening and development in the future.
For his part, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly expressed his appreciation for the role played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the region, and stressed his country’s keenness to develop bilateral relations with the Kingdom in various fields.
At the end of the call, the two ministers expressed their support for international efforts to establish peace and stability in the region, and to enhance global security and stability, and pledged to work jointly to achieve these important goals.
It is important to note that this phone call comes in the context of the strong bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Britain, which are characterized by cooperation and coordination in many fields, including the political, economic and cultural fields.
What are the areas in which cooperation takes place between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Britain?
Saudi Arabia and Britain cooperate in many areas, including:
1- Security and Defense: This cooperation is represented in the exchange of intelligence information, cooperation in the field of defense and security, and assistance in combating terrorism and organized crime.
2- Economy and trade: Britain is one of the largest trade partners of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the two countries cooperate in the fields of energy, investment and free trade.
3- Education and culture: cooperation takes place between universities and educational institutions in the two countries, and joint cultural and artistic events are organized.
4- Science and Technology: where cooperation takes place in the fields of scientific and technological research and innovation, and the two countries seek to enhance cooperation in these fields.
5- Humanitarian Affairs: The two countries cooperate in the areas of humanitarian relief and development, and the two countries seek to improve the living conditions of the most needy communities in the world.
What are the major British companies operating in Saudi Arabia?
There are many major British companies operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in various sectors, including:
1- BP: It is a giant oil company that operates in many countries, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2- Shell: It is an international oil company headquartered in London, operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and participating in many oil projects.
3- Rolls-Royce: It is a manufacturer of aircraft engines, generators and marine systems, and it has several projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
4- Siemens: It is a German company specialized in the fields of energy, technology and health care, and it has been operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for several decades.
5- Gulf Expo Company: It is a British company specialized in managing exhibitions and events, and it operates the Gulf Expo Center in Riyadh.
There are also many other companies operating in Saudi Arabia, as the two countries enjoy strong and diversified trade and investment relations.