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    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will meet with his Saudi counterpart Adel Jubeir to discuss situation in the Middle East countries, the German Foreign Ministry said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will meet with his Saudi counterpart Adel Jubeir on Wednesday to discuss Syria and Yemen, the German Foreign Ministry said.

    "The negotiations will focus on the current international issues, as well as on the situation in Syria and Yemen," the press release said.

    Steinmeier will also have talks with Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to discuss humanitarian aid commitments made during this week's World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.

    Jubeir will repay Steinmeier’s visit that the German foreign minister paid to Saudi Arabia in February. They spoke of historical ties between the two nations and their cooperation on tackling the existing security challenges to the Middle Eastern region.

    Saudi Arabia is part of two coalitions carrying out airstrikes in Syria and Yemen. Amnesty International, a human rights watchdog, on Monday accused the Saudi-led forces in Yemen of using internationally banned cluster bombs that have killed civilians, including children.

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    talks, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Adel Jubeir, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
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