Saudi Arabia ‘optimistic’ about Trump’s rule: foreign minister

PARIS: Saudi Arabia is “optimistic” about Donald Trump’s impending presidency, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Monday.

“When we look at the Trump administration’s view as articulated — wanting to restore America’s role in the world — we welcome this,” Jubeir told a group of reporters during a visit to Paris.

“Our interests align,” he said, declaring that Washington and Riyadh also shared the same objectives on Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, terrorism and “energy issues”.

“We look forward to working with them (Trump’s team) in all the areas that are of interest or concern to both of us,” he said.

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