Saudi FM: Gulf, Central Asian countries have huge potential that will enhance growth
RIYADH: The countries of the Arabian Gulf and Central Asia have huge potential that will enhance the growth and development of those states, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Speaking at the first joint ministerial meeting of the strategic dialogue between the Gulf Cooperation Council and the countries of Central Asia in Riyadh, Prince Faisal bin Farhan stressed the importance of intensifying joint cooperation between countries in the two regions in light of global challenges.
“The areas of cooperation between us are endless, and the ultimate goal is to achieve stability and prosperity for our countries,” Prince Faisal said.
“There are many ties and an extended history that unites Gulf states with the countries of Central Asia,” the minister added.
He also highlighted the importance of supporting all efforts aimed at reducing regional and international political tensions while respecting international standards and creating conditions for promoting sustainable economic recovery.
Prince Faisal said Gulf states and Central Asian countries were keen to discuss available opportunities in the fields of trade, investment, tourism, and energy as a starting point toward enhancing joint cooperation, prosperity, and growth for the countries and peoples of the two regions.
The foreign minister reiterated the importance of continuous cooperation between Gulf states and the countries of Central Asia.
He said he is looking forward to the joint action plan (2023-2026) that is being prepared by countries participating in the meeting.