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The High Representative/Vice-President welcomed Saudi Arabia's willingness to strengthen its relationship with the European Union, as shown by the establishment of a Saudi Mission solely accredited to the European Union and the setup of a new EU department in the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
Mogherini referred to the strategic nature of the bilateral relationship and discussed with Minister Al Jubeir ways to further deepen the EU-Saudi Arabia policy dialogue and sectoral cooperation.
High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini and Minister Al Jubeir also exchanged views on the latest developments in the region and beyond. They discussed, among other issues, the Middle East Peace Process, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, the JCPOA, the Sahel and the Gulf Cooperation Council.