Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcomed each leaders for the thirty second summit.
Assad is one in every of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest allies globally and has been backed militarily by Putin through the Syrian conflict.
Zelenskyy has made a shock journey to Saudi Arabia, the place he addressed an Arab League summit urging leaders to assist defend Ukrainians and the Muslim neighborhood in Crimea.
He has acknowledged his first-ever go to to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will improve bilateral relations and Ukraine’s ties with the Arab world.
“I’ve arrived in Saudi Arabia,” he stated, including, “I’ll converse on the Arab League summit. I’ll meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud and maintain different bilateral talks.”
“Our priorities are the return of all political prisoners of Crimea and the quickly occupied territories, the return of all prisoners and illegally deported individuals, the presentation of our peace formulation, the implementation of which ought to contain as many states as doable, and the assure of vitality safety subsequent winter,” he continued.
“One other precedence is to guard the Muslim neighborhood of Ukraine. Mustafa Dzhemilev, the chief of the Crimean Tatar individuals, is with us. Crimea was the primary to endure from the Russian occupation, and most of those that are being repressed in occupied Crimea are Muslims,” the president acknowledged.
On the Arab League summit, MbS stated that his kingdom is able to mediate between Russia and Ukraine.
He additionally added that he hopes Syria’s return to the Arab League will finish its disaster.
Throughout Zelensky’s Arab League speech, he stated some nations most well-liked to “flip a blind eye” to Russia’s unlawful annexation of Ukrainian land.
“Sadly, there are some on the planet and right here, amongst you, who flip a blind eye to these cages and unlawful annexations,” Zelensky acknowledged, urging leaders “take an trustworthy look” on the conflict.
“Ukrainians has by no means chosen the conflict. Our troops didn’t go to different lands. We don’t interact in annexation and plunder of different nation’s sources. However we’ll by no means undergo any foreigners or colonisers. That’s why we combat,” he added.
The president additionally highlighted how the conflict in Ukraine had affected Muslims in Crimea.
“Crimea was the primary to endure underneath the Russian occupation and till now most of those that are subjected to repression in occupied Crimea are Muslims,” he continued.