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King Salman, Merkel discuss war on terror, G-20 Summit in Jeddah talks

Baku, May 1, AZERTAC

A range of bilateral and regional issues, with a particular focus on Syria, Iran and Yemen, were discussed by King Salman and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday. They also witnessed the signing of six major agreements, according to Arab News.

The two leaders “reaffirmed the need for peaceful and political solutions to regional conflicts, including Syria and Yemen,” Michael Ohnmacht, deputy chief of the German mission, said on Sunday.

The summit-level talks also focused on the war on terror, and the G20 Summit to be held in the German city of Hamburg in July.

“The Kingdom is an important partner in the fight against terrorism and terror organizations like Daesh,” said Ohnmacht, adding that the two leaders also discussed the role of the UN in ending conflicts.

King Salman hosted a lunch banquet in honor of Merkel, who also met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and interior minister, in Jeddah on Sunday.

Detailing the signed agreements, Ohnmacht said: “A declaration of intent for police cooperation, especially in the fields of air security and transport operations, was signed by the Saudi Interior Ministry and German Federal Police.”

He said an agreement between the Saudi Defense Ministry and German Military Academy was signed to train Saudi personnel in different areas.

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