Royal tribute to air force chief

Updated 14 June 2015
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Royal tribute to air force chief

RIYADH: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, led those who received the body of Lt. Gen. Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Shaalan, commander of the Saudi Royal Air Force, at Riyadh Air Base Airport on Saturday.
The deputy crown prince conveyed condolences of Saudi leaders to the family of Lt. Gen. Al-Shalaan, who died following a heart attack during a business trip outside the Kingdom.
The deputy crown prince earlier held talks with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, emir of Qatar, in Doha.
He conveyed the greetings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to the Emir of Qatar and the Qatari Heir Apparent.
The Qatari leader also sent his greetings to King Salman.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and means to promote them, in addition to regional and international issues of mutual interest and the endeavor to bring stability to the region.
On the Saudi side, the meeting was attended by Adel bin Zaid Al-Toraifi, culture and information minister; Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Isa, state minister and cabinet member; besides a number of officials.
The Qatari leader also hosted a dinner in honor of the deputy crown prince.


UN urged to end all forms of colonialism

The Kingdom’s delegate called on the UN to shoulder its responsibilities and compel Israel to comply with international resolutions and laws. (Shutterstock)
Updated 17 October 2018
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UN urged to end all forms of colonialism

  • Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, stressed that since the establishment of the UN in 1945, Saudi Arabia has supported all people’s freedom and independence, and their right to self-determination and administration of their land and resources

Saudi Arabia has urged the UN to intensify its efforts to end all forms of colonialism, in accordance with its provisions of the UN Charter, and relevant General Assembly and Security Council resolutions.

The Kingdom also urged the relevant states to abide by international resolutions and work toward constructive and practical solutions through dialogue involving all parties in order to maintain security and peace and to establish stability and prosperity.

Addressing the special political and decolonization committee, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the UN in New York, Ambassador Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, stressed that since the establishment of the UN in 1945, Saudi Arabia has supported all people’s freedom and independence, and their right to self-determination and administration of their land and resources.

Al-Mouallimi reiterated the right of the Palestinian people to the restoration of their legitimate rights, including to establish their independent state in accordance with the relevant international resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative submitted by the Kingdom.

The Kingdom’s delegate called on the UN to shoulder its responsibilities and compel Israel to comply with international resolutions and laws, to end the occupation and complete withdrawal from the occupied Arab territories, including the Syrian Arab Golan and the Lebanese territories.