During his discussions this week with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, French President Emmanuel Macron emphasized the significance of having a broad source of energy supply, according to a statement issued by Macron’s Elysee office on Friday.
On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron played host to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of an enhanced push by the West to woo the large oil-producing state in the midst of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the stalled discussions to renew a nuclear deal with Iran. continue reading
After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which caused Moscow to halt gas supplies to Europe, France and other European countries are attempting to diversify their sources of energy. This is in response to the situation in Ukraine. Macron wants Riyadh, the country with the most oil exports in the world, to increase their output.