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Oslo, Asharq Al-Awsat – Following talks with the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahs Store, the Saudi Governor of Riyadh, Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz, underlined his country’s clear policy in all fields during his recent visit to Oslo, indicating that Riyadh only wants the best for everybody and that it takes a fair stance on international issues.

Commenting on the Norwegian Foreign Minister’s question at a joint press conference about Saudi Arabia’s role in Afghanistan and the importance of it having a role to play, Prince Salman said, “Allow me to say, without arrogance, that Saudi Arabia is not searching for a role but rather it is the role that is pursuing Saudi Arabia. We are watching events in Afghanistan closely and we hope for stability for Afghanistan. This is what we strive towards.”

Prince Salman also emphasized that Saudi Arabia wants to give the Palestinians their rights under the resolutions of international legitimacy and wants stability for everybody and for everybody to be given their rights.

Prince Salman and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store held a meeting in Oslo on Thursday.

During his visit, the governor of Riyadh, Prince Salman, announced that approval has been given to open a Saudi embassy in Norway. The prince also visited the headquarters of Norwegian parliament in Oslo.

Prince Salman also attended a dinner party that was held by Norway’s Minister of Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland on Thursday evening in honor of the prince.