The sides also discussed the possibilities of expanding bilateral cooperation and cooperation on economic issues.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed bin Abdullah al-Jadaan discussed the global economy, energy and food security, as well as the situation in Ukraine on Wednesday. This was reported by the press service of the U.S. Treasury.

According to the statement, the parties “also discussed the possibilities of expanding bilateral cooperation and cooperation on economic issues, as well as global health and climate issues.” In addition, Yellen stressed “the importance of bilateral relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia” and welcomed the countries’ cooperation in combating the financing of terrorism in the region. The conversation of the ministers took place in a virtual format.

Earlier it was reported that Yellen, according to the information provided by the U.S. Treasury, will meet during the spring session of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank with colleagues and other officials from Saudi Arabia, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, South Africa, Indonesia, Switzerland, Chile, the Republic of Korea, Mexico and Japan, as well as representatives of the European Commission.