The German Government Lift Embargo to Saudi Arabia

The German Government Lift Embargo to Saudi Arabia
The German Government Lift Embargo to Saudi Arabia

According to media reports on Thursday, Germany's coalition government has approved new arms export deals with Saudi Arabia. Following the news, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday


The reports surfaced following the return of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz from a trip to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Qatar. Berlin had imposed a ban in 2018 on weapons exports to Riyadh in response to Riyadh's involvement in the Yemen war and the murder of US-Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The German Government Lift Embargo to Saudi Arabia

According to Der Spiegel and the German Press Agency (DPA), Germany's economy minister and vice-chancellor, Robert Habeck, confirmed in a letter to the Bundestag that Scholz had approved several arms export deals before his trip to the region.
According to the letter, the export licences are part of a joint programme with Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. According to Der Spiegel, Riyadh will be able to spend €36 million ($35.2 million) on Eurofighter and Tornado jet equipment and ammunition. According to DPA, the European cooperation project will also supply spare parts for the Airbus A330 MRTT worth €2.8 million.