Where did the discussions between Blinken and Ben Farhan take place?
On the sidelines of the G20 summit.
What is the most important thing that was discussed between the two sides?
The situation in Lebanon and Sudan.
Today, Sunday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken discussed with his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan the latest developments in Lebanon and Sudan.
“I spoke today with the Saudi Foreign Minister about the situation in Lebanon, as well as the need for the immediate return of the transitional government led by the civilian forces in Sudan,” Blinken said, in a tweet posted on Twitter from Rome, which is hosting a summit of the Group of Twenty countries.
It is noteworthy that the United States called, on Friday, for a solution to the crisis between Lebanon and the Gulf countries, against the background of statements made by the Lebanese Minister of Information, George Kordahi, regarding the war in Yemen.
In statements to the Lebanese “Al-Jadeed” TV, US State Department spokesman Samuel Wahlberg said that Riyadh and the Gulf states should resolve the crisis through dialogue with the Lebanese government.
“In general, the United States urges Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and countries in the region, to engage with the Lebanese government,” the spokesman added.
While hosting him on a television program, Qardahi said: “The Houthis in Yemen are defending themselves against external aggression,” which caused a diplomatic crisis between countries in the Persian Gulf and Lebanon, as Saudi Arabia demanded the Lebanese ambassador to leave the country.
Riyadh also recalled its ambassador in Beirut, as did Bahrain and Kuwait, and the UAE announced the withdrawal of all its diplomats in Lebanon, while Qatar’s Foreign Ministry expressed its displeasure and denunciation of the Lebanese minister’s statements, and the Sultanate of Oman only called for avoiding escalation.