Russian President Vladimir Putin affirmed, on Friday, in a telegram to the 32nd Arab Summit held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, readiness to participate in resolving the region’s crises.
“We will continue to provide all possible assistance for the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,” said President Putin.
He added, “We intend to expand multifaceted cooperation with Arab countries,” stressing his country’s keenness to support efforts to resolve crises in Sudan, Libya and Yemen.
In the opening speech, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stressed the importance of resolving the crisis in Ukraine peacefully.
He added, “We reaffirm the Kingdom’s position in support of everything that contributes to reducing the intensity of the crisis in Ukraine, the non-deterioration of the humanitarian situation, and the Kingdom’s readiness to continue mediating efforts between the Russian Federation and Ukraine.”
This comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during his speech as guest of honor at the Arab summit meeting, valued the Saudi mediation for the release of prisoners.
Zelensky said that what is happening in his country is a war, not just a conflict, and that his country did not choose war and did not engage in any hostilities in the lands of other countries.