President and Saudi Crown Prince discuss Iran, Syria and Yemen
Saudi Arabia – Telephone conversation between M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, and Mr Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, 23 May 2018
The President spoke to Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, on 22 May.
The conversation provided an opportunity, a few weeks after the Crown Prince’s visit to France, to take stock of bilateral and regional issues.
On regional matters, the President reiterated France’s positions and commitments on the Iran nuclear issue, Syria and Yemen, emphasizing the importance of finding a peaceful, negotiated solution to these crises, which are having a destabilizing effect on the region. The humanitarian conference on Yemen decided during the Crown Prince’s visit to Paris has been confirmed for the end of June, in Paris.
The President and the Crown Prince also talked about the kingdom’s ongoing reforms. The human rights issue was discussed as part of this, following on, among other things, from the discussions between the two men in Paris in April./.