Feb 27, 2024, 11:33 AM
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Saudi official rejects minister of commerce meeting with Zionist counterpart

Tehran, IRNA – Saudi Press Agency has rejected the news published on social media that the Saudi Minister of Commerce Majed Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi met with a Zionist official.

The video of this fake meeting was related to the minister of commerce standing next to his Nigerian counterpart before the opening of the 13th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the Saudi official was quoted as saying.

Saudi Arabia's position on the Palestinian issue is to support the Palestinian nation against Israel's aggression.

Earlier on Monday, the Israeli regime’s economy ministry claimed that its minister Nir Barkat met his Saudi counterpart on the sidelines of a World Trade Organization conference in the UAE.

Barkat and Saudi Commerce Minister Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi “were seen shaking hands and chatting amicably. They also exchanged business cards”, The Times of Israel reported on Monday, citing a statement from the regime’s economy ministry.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the WTO ministerial conference that kicked off in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Israeli officials and media outlets have been trying to portray Tel Aviv-Riyadh relations as developing in the past months.

That comes as Saudi Arabia, even before the start of the Gaza war, had set conditions for normalization with Israel, including the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.


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