Bogdanov and Saudi Ambassador Discuss Schedule of Bilateral Contacts

19 April

Russian Presidential Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met with Saudi Ambassador to Moscow Abdel Rahman bin Suleiman Al-Ahmad to discuss the forthcoming bilateral engagements and the ongoing Middle East conflict.


"During the discussion, the parties addressed pressing matters related to the continued enhancement of the multifaceted Russian-Saudi cooperation, including scheduling upcoming bilateral engagements," stated the foreign ministry in the statement following the meeting. - "Additionally, there was an exchange of viewpoints on Middle East issues, with particular attention given to the evolving situation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the developments in Yemen and its surrounding areas."


The meeting was convened at the request of the Saudi ambassador.


The Middle East has experienced heightened tensions following the infiltration of fighters from the Palestinian  movement Hamas into Israeli territory on October 7, 2023. The group claimed the attack as a response to Israeli actions concerning the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. In response, Israel imposed a complete blockade on Gaza and initiated airstrikes on the Strip as well as parts of Lebanon and Syria before launching a ground operation within the enclave. Concurrently, clashes have erupted in the West Bank.



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