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Sunday, 27 November 2022 02:29 GMT

Germany wants to improve its energy relations with Saudi Arabia


(MENAFN) Following a meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz declared that he wanted to strengthen the two nations' relationship in the energy sector. Moreover, speaking to reporters, Scholz suggested that the cooperation include hydrogen and other energy sources in addition to fossil fuels.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Germany, which was previously reliant on Russian gas, has been looking to diversify its energy sources. On the other hand, during a two-day visit to the Gulf, Scholz claimed that he also discussed civil and human rights problems with the Crown Prince.

The Crown Prince and Scholz reviewed elements of Saudi-German ties and potential areas of cooperation during their meeting, and the Crown Prince also spoke about chances for the Kingdom's growth in line with Vision 2030 as well as prospects for strengthening the bilateral partnership with Germany.

Following his visit to Saudi Arabia, Scholz arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday night. There, he was greeted by Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, the minister of climate change and the environment, as well as other officials, at the Presidential Terminal of the Abu Dhabi International Airport, according to news agency WAM.

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