Saudi Arabia is a very important partner for Germany. In fact, Saudi Arabia is a leading player in a key region. Close coordination between the two G20-partners is therefore in our mutual interest and becoming ever more important. The cordial relations are already intensive and versatile, yet the ties between our two countries are even expanding further. In addition to the numerous visits by both countries’ heads of state as well as the foreign ministers in recent years the intensifying cooperation between the German Bundestag and the Saudi Consultative Assembly (Shura Council) should also be mentioned in this regard. Finally, the exchange between the Saudi and German peoples is also increasing rapidly.Germany is becoming one of thefavouritedestinations among Saudi Arabian citizens for tourism, health, language training, higher education, and business.