RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held talks with his Maltese counterpart Evarist Bartolo in the capital Riyadh on Monday.
During the meeting, they discussed ways of enhancing cooperation and joint coordination to serve the interests of the two countries, the Kingdom’s foreign ministry said.
They also discussed and exchanged views on the most recent regional and international developments.
Bartolo also met with Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Nayef Al-Hajraf to discuss aspects of strengthening cooperation between the GCC and Malta
They also discussed Gulf-European relations, ways of developing them, issues of common interest and enhancing permanent cooperation for both sides, the GCC said in a statement.
“Al-Hajaf and Bartolo stressed their desire to develop joint cooperation in various fields, stressing the need to strengthen bilateral relations in accordance with the memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties in 2017,” the statment added.
The 2017 agreement focuses on political issues, trade and investment, renewable energy, the environment, research and development.
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