Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan confirmed in Davos, on Wednesday, that the conflict in Yemen will not end except through a political settlement.
“We need to find a way to restore the armistice in Yemen, and work to turn it into a permanent ceasefire,” the foreign minister said.
Prince Faisal bin Farhan stressed that “the war in Yemen must end through negotiation.”
And on Tuesday, the Saudi foreign minister announced that “the kingdom has reached out to Iran and is trying to find a path to dialogue.”
He added during his speech at a session at the Davos Forum in which Gulf and European ministers participated: “Dialogue is the best way to resolve differences in the region..and we are trying to find a path for dialogue with everyone and focus on development.”
The Saudi foreign minister also considered that “focusing on development rather than geopolitical affairs is a strong signal to Iran and others that there are other paths to shared prosperity.”
In a related context, Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in Tuesday’s session that Riyadh has “a strong partnership with the United States, but this does not mean that we always agree.”
The Saudi foreign minister stated that “the kingdom’s economy will be the fastest growing this year.”
He added that Saudi Arabia supports the transition to clean energy, but that it will take decades, adding that “the kingdom is working to stabilize energy security.”
He pointed out that OPEC + faced market fluctuations, and worked for the benefit of producers and consumers.