UAE energy minister trusts new Saudi energy minister will strengthen Saudi role in OPEC

Prince Abdulaziz, as well as the CEOs of Total SA and ENI SpA, were in Abu Dhabi on Monday at the World Energy Congress. (AP)
Updated 10 September 2019
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UAE energy minister trusts new Saudi energy minister will strengthen Saudi role in OPEC

  • Al Mazrouei said he trusts the naming of Prince Abdulaziz to head the energy ministry of the world’s largest oil exporter will strengthen the Kingdom’s leading role in OPEC

CAIRO: The UAE Energy Minister Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei congratulated the new Saudi Arabian energy minister, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, in a tweet.

Al Mazrouei said he trusts the naming of Prince Abdul Aziz to head the energy ministry of the world’s largest oil exporter will strengthen the Saudi kingdom’s leading role in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).


Merkel urges return to Iran nuclear deal to defuse Middle East tensions

Updated 17 September 2019
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Merkel urges return to Iran nuclear deal to defuse Middle East tensions

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for a return to an international deal curbing Iran’s nuclear activities as the only way to defuse tensions in the Middle East.
“We believe that the deal to stop Iran from acquiring military nuclear capabilities is a building block we need to get back to,” Merkel said during a news conference with Jordan’s King Abdullah.
“But there is also a long list of other burdens coming from Iran like the ballistic missiles program and its engagement in Syria,” she said. “In recent days tensions in the region rose and Germany will always be in favor of de-escalation and long-term solutions are only possible through a political process.”