Lithuanian and Saudi Arabian Ministers of Foreign Affairs discuss possibilities for cooperation
On 10 August, Minister Linas Linkevičius had a phone conversation with Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia. The Ministers discussed topical issues of bilateral relations and emphasised their interest to expand cooperation.
“We positively assess possibilities for closer cooperation between Lithuania and Saudi Arabia. Lithuania has a particularly large potential, especially in such fields as research, technologies, natural sciences, and others”, said Minister Linas Linkevičius.
During the conversation, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the states, measures applied by them, and cooperation in international organisations were discussed. The Ministers also discussed the possibility to arrange bilateral political consultations of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and Saudi Arabia via video conferencing in the near future.
This year, Lithuania and Saudi Arabia will mark the 15th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.