Macron, bin Salman to work to 'ease effects' of Ukraine war: French statement

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace shows French President Emmanuel Macron welcoming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Paris on July 28, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman agreed to work "to ease the effects" of the war in Ukraine during talks in Paris, the French presidency said on Friday. اضافة اعلان

"The President and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia underlined the need to bring an end to this conflict and intensify their cooperation to ease the effects in Europe, the Middle East and the wider world," a statement said.

Aides to the French president had indicated before the talks that Macron planned to urge Saudi Arabia to increase its oil production to help bring down crude prices. 

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