Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Farhan
A telephone conversation initiated by Saudi Arabia took place between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Farhan on September 16.
The foreign ministers discussed the military-political and socioeconomic situation in the Republic of Yemen with an emphasis on the need to support the UN efforts aimed at reaching agreements on a ceasefire between the warring parties, to take urgent humanitarian measures and to launch a comprehensive post-conflict settlement process.
Sergey Lavrov pointed out that progress towards establishing the long-awaited peace and stability in Yemen is possible only if the interests and concerns of all leading political forces, confessional groups and regions of the country are taken into account and if external players combine their efforts. In this context, the Saudi minister’s attention was drawn to Russia’s initiative to develop a security concept in the Gulf.
An agreement was reached to continue to compare notes on Yemen and other important items on the Middle East agenda, including in the context of the UN General Assembly’s relevant multilateral events.
The ministers also discussed important items on the bilateral agenda.