Foreign Minister Kurz Met Adel al-Jubeir and King Salman bin Abdulaziz

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: November 27, 2015; 00:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

During his first visit to Saudi Arabia, Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz was received both by his Saudi Arabian counterpart Adel al-Jubeir, as well as King Salman bin Abdulaziz. The talks included besides bilateral issues - which also include economic relations - the future of Syria, the danger of the "Islamic State" and human rights.

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir: There is no change in the Saudi position. / Picture: © Wikipedia / Georgethewriter

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has visited incoming Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. It was his first visit to Riyadh.

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