Enthusiasts Scholz talks to Saudi crown prince about "All questions"

07:42  25 september  2022
07:42  25 september  2022 Source:   dw.com

Mohamed bin Salmane visiting France: the return to grace of the Saudi crown prince on the international scene, in three stages

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The Chancellor needs energy, the Saudi Crown Prince Reputation - Mohammed bin Salman is finally back on the world stage after a terrible crime.

Kräftiger Handschlag: Gast und Gastgeber proben die neue Normalität © Picture Alliance / Associated Press Strong handshake: Guest and host rehearse the new normality

meetings with the Saudi heir to the throne Mohammed bin Salman in Dschidda, Chancellor Olaf Scholz also has the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi mentioned. "We have discussed all the questions that are about questions of citizens' and human rights," said the SPD politician after meeting a question. "That should be the case. And you can assume that nothing has remained undefined that is to be said." The Freedom of expression was also the subject of conversation. However, Scholz did not give details.

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The Crown Prince is blamed by the US secret service for the

brutal killing of the Saudi government critic in the general consulate of the state in Istanbul four years ago. The heir to the throne denies to be mastermind of the deed. The murder had led to international isolation Bin Salmans and had the German-Saudi relationships cool. Since the beginning of the Ukraine War, however, the golf monarchy in the west has had a new appreciation in view of the decreasing Russian oil and gas deliveries. Airbus, Thyssenkrupp, Siemens Energy ...

Scholz, which is accompanied by a top-class business delegation, is planning a close energy partnership with Saudi Arabia. This should not only extend to fossil raw materials, but also to hydrogen and renewable energies, as the Chancellor performed in the Royal Palace of Peace after reception. The encounter with the crown prince had started with a strong handshake that was a symbolic sign of the normalization of relationships.

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Scholz sucht am Golf die Spur zwischen dem neuen Energiehunger Europas und den Mahnungen von Menschenrechtlern © Andreas Rinke/Reuters Scholz is looking for the trace between the new energy hungry in Europe and the warnings of human rights activists

of the question of whether Bin Salman had asked for a relaxation of German arms export regulations from him. "Everyone knows that we are pursuing a very strict politics here. And in recent years there have also been decisions that have been well weighed up in recent years. And we will continue to make well -weighed decisions," he said.

Big five times two

The kingdom is one of the five largest armaments importers worldwide according to research by the

Peace Research Institute Sipri , Germany is one of the five largest exporters. However, a single export to the Saudis has been approved under the traffic light government. The reason is an arms export stop that has been in place in the neighboring country of Yemen due to Riad's participation in the neighboring country and because of the Khashoggi murder since November 2018. The red-green-yellow coalition also no longer made use of an exceptional rule for European joint projects.

Olaf Scholz calls for electricity price brake and radical reform of the EU

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Ob unter dem Porträt von König Salman über den deutschen Rüstungsexportstopp gesprochen wurde, sagte Scholz nicht © Saudi Press Agency /AP /Picture Alliance Whether talking about the German arms export stop under the portrait of King Salman, Scholz did not say

for the United Arab Emirates, the next travel destination of the German Prime Ministry, will be given in a response from the Federal Ministry Inquiry of the Left Party listed ten permits worth a good 219,000 euros. For the Qatar, which was also criticized due to its human rights situation - the Scholz afterwards - the department of the Green politician Robert Habeck indicates 46 individual permits. The total value of the armaments supplied there was therefore 20.7 million euros.

The left-wing member of the Bundestag Sevim Dagdelen described Scholz as "acting travelers" with a "shabby double morality". The federal government no longer wants to oil and gas from Russia, but now put it "on energy with bloody dictatorships on the golf". Dagdelen fears that the visit to the three countries "threatens to clear the way to new arms deliveries".

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EU wants to buy gas together - Germany blocks but gas price lids .
- by Kate Abnett and Sabine Siebold and Christian Krämer © Reuters/Piroschka van de Wouw Chancellor Scholz at the top of the state and government heads of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium October 20, 2022. Reuters/Piroschka van de Wouw Brussels/Berlin (Reuters) - The heads of state and government of the European Union have decided further measures in the energy crisis. This is how the 27 EU countries want to buy gas together more to negotiate better prices.

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