"Riyadh Declaration - Roadmap of Saudi-African Cooperation"
Riyadh November 10, 2023
"Upon the kind invitation made by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman
bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi-African Summit was
convened on November 10, 2023, in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to further develop
the relations between both sides across various avenues and bonds of joint cooperation
and promote the strategic partnership between both sides, in appreciation of the historical
ties that bring both sides together.
The leaders convening at the Summit expressed comfort and satisfaction generated by
the atmosphere conducive for such a fruitful dialogue that prevailed across the Summit
and the consensus reached on the vision set to move forward on a whole host of current
regional and international issues, while emphasizing that the Summit represents an
important historical turning point in the relations, which the African countries and the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enjoy, the beating heart of the Islamic World, which will
potentially open broader horizons for the future relations between the two sides and will
further develop such relations across all fields.
In the same vein, the leaders have given a breath of fresh air and renewed their
commitment to strengthening cooperation between the African countries and the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia, driven by the joint strategic partnership, avenues of common interests,
and geographical, historical and sociocultural ties that the African continent shares with
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Equally important, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia highlighted
the importance of the historical ties with the African continent and its growing interest in
developing such relations with all the African countries across the political, economic,
investment, commercial, development, cultural and social fields.
In a similar vein, the leaders of the African countries paid tribute to the early support
evinced by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to herald and welcome the African Union while
joining the G20 as a permanent member.
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