Saudi Arabia plans to increase its presence in Central Asia

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir during his first official visit to Astana, Kazakhstan.

Riyadh, Astana to boost oil and gas cooperation


ASTANA – Saudi Arabia is looking to boost cooperation with Central Asian states, especially in the oil and gas sectors. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir paid his first official visit to Astana this week where he met his Kazakh counterpart Erlan Idrison.

Astana and Riyadh intend to step up mutual cooperation in a number of areas. “We are off to a good start in economic cooperation. I would say that the greatest potential is in agriculture, petrochemicals, nuclear industry, defenc...


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