MUTUAL EFFORTS TO MAKE DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS RESTORED FROM GERMANY AND SAUDI ARABIA




Mustafa AY – TDO – 28.09.2018 A German government spokesman asserted that they want to solve the problems with Saudi Arabia. German Chancellor Angela Merkel regards Riyadh as one of the most vital strategic partner in Middle East and maintain collaboration with Riyadh. So, Berlin hopes that Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Germany will return soon.

Besides Germany’s efforts, Saudi Arabia also took steps to solve ongoing diplomatic quarrel with Germany insomuch willingly that Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir has just invited his German counterpart Heiko Maas to Riyadh.

In the previous year’s November, former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel criticized Saudi Arabia’s military operations in Yemen by uttering that Riyadh’s military presence in Yemen is all about ‘adventurism’. Ex-German FM Gabriel’s words prompted overreaction by Saudi rule as they recalled Saudi ambassador to Berlin.