Saudi FM Jubeir meets German ambassador designate to Riyadh

The meeting with the German ambassador designate will turn the page on a diplomatic crisis that lasted almost a year. (Supplied)

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir met with German Ambassador Joerg Ranau on Thursday, at his office in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh, state news agency SPA reported.

During the meeting, the Saudi foreign minister received the credentials of the German envoy prior to forwarding them to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, for accreditation.

The meeting was attended by Azzam bin Abdulkarim Al-Gain, Undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry for Protocol Affairs .

The Saudi Ambassador to Germany, Prince Khalid Bin Bandar Bin Sultan, returned a few days ago to start his work in Berlin, according to the Saudi foreign ministry.

A spokesman for the German government said earlier that his country hoped that the Saudi ambassador would return to Berlin quickly.

The spokesman said that Saudi Arabia was an important partner in the region, which Germany wanted to cooperate with. He added that the Saudi foreign minister invited his German counterpart Haikou Mas to visit Riyadh.

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