According to the EU foreign policy head. The union wants to strengthen strategic collaboration with Gulf states on climate change. Also worldwide access to medicines, and promoting the “green economy.”
Josep Borrell, the high representative for foreign affairs of the European Union’s 27 members. Who arrived in Riyadh on Saturday evening for discussions. It would also include trips to the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
“One of our oldest allies is the Gulf Cooperation Council. We should exploit the current momentum to give our collaboration a more strategic focus. As after more than 30 years of EU-GCC cooperation,” Borrell added.
“My meetings in Riyadh will be crucial to the success of my trip. Saudi Arabia is a major player on the global and international scene. Also I am certain that its strong pledges at the next COP26. Which will serve as an example to other energy producers.
“We will discuss how to effectively help Saudi Arabia’s domestic reform and economic diversification. In addition with Vision 2030’s goals and with the participation of European companies,” says the statement.
According to Borrell, he would sign a collaboration agreement with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan. “that shows our shared desire to further strengthen our cooperation. Also it will be a helpful tool to accomplish so.”
During Saudi Arabia’s GCC chairmanship next year. He will also host a ministerial-level joint cooperation council.
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