Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah on Saturday as part of a two-day visit to the Gulf region.
Scholz, accompanied by a sizeable industry delegation, was received at Jeddah airport on the Red Sea coast by Mecca region’s governor Prince Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud.
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Afterward, he went to Al Salam Royal Palace to meet with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The German chancellor hopes to agree new energy partnerships with the oil- and gas-rich Gulf states, following the loss of supplies from Russia in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine.
Saudi Arabia’s importance as a fossil fuels exporter and regional power means a “solid working relationship” is needed with the Crown Prince, a government source told AFP.
Berlin wants to extend cooperation on new technologies such as green hydrogen produced using renewable energy, which Germany could import in vast quantities from the Gulf states, said government sources.
Scholz left Saudi Arabia for the UAE on Saturday, and he is due to meet with Emirati President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Sunday morning.
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