Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector-General, today left Madrid after a four-day state visit to Spain. In a joint communiqué following his visit, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Spain expressed profound concern at the current situation in the Middle East peace process, and stressed the need for positive efforts towards a comprehensive, just and permanent peace based on compliance with the relevant UN resolutions and the Madrid Accord with its land-for-peace principle. The communiqué also reaffirmed support for the territorial unity and safety of Iraq, and urged Iraq to implement all relevant UN resolutions.
In the communiqué the two countries resolved to strengthen their long-standing bilateral relations, particularly in the economic field. In this regard, the two sides agreed:
In addition, Spain expressed support of Saudi Arabia's application for membership in the World Trade Organization.