Prince MbS asks South Korea’ Moon to assist boosting air defence post Saudi Aramco oil attacks

Smoke is seen following a fire on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia on September 14th,2019 (Photo: Reuters)

Moscow, Sep 18: Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday held a telephonic conversation with Moon Jae-in, the South Korean president, and discussed the recent drone attack on Saudi Aramco oil plants and asked Seoul for its assistance and support in deepening the Kingdom’s air defence security, Yonhap news agency has reported with citing the S Korean presidential administration.

As per the sources, both the nations stressed the importance of coming together and deliver a global response to this recent drone attack at Saudi Aramco oil plants.

“The attack on Saudi oil facilities represents a threat to security not only in South Korea but also in the whole world, and the international community needs to deal resolutely with the issue,” Moon told Prince, also known as MbS.

According to Sputnik news reports, Moon also noted Saudi Arabia was South Korea’s focal oil supplier with oil imports accounting for 30 per cent in total.

MbS, in his turn, asked Seoul to assist enhance the national air defence system, with both the sides agreeing to hold significant consultations, Saudi administration said, reportedly.



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