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Saudi FM discusses Yemen, Syria with German counterpart

Jubeir said he discussed the crises in Yemen and Syria and addressed ways to combat terrorism

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Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir held talks with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Monday, and Syria and Yemen were among the discussed topics.

Jubeir said he discussed the crises in Yemen and Syria and addressed ways to combat terrorism and Iran's nuclear agreement with the West.

During a joint press conference, he added that Saudi Arabia is looking to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Germany in the future.

On Tuesday, Jubeir will visit Moscow to discuss the conflict in Syria with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, according to a statement issued by the Russia’s foreign ministry and confirmed by the Saudi Press Agency.

“The ministers will discuss the possibility of Russia-Saudi cooperation in fighting terrorism, which is in the interests of both countries,” the Russian foreign ministry said on Saturday.

During their meeting in Moscow, Jubeir and Lavrov will also discuss a resolution to the conflict in Yemen, where a coalition of Arab countries are carriying out a campaign against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.