Prince Turki bin Salman resigns as SRMG chairman

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Updated 03 May 2014
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Prince Turki bin Salman resigns as SRMG chairman

Prince Turki bin Salman, chairman of the board of directors of Saudi Research & Marketing Group, has resigned from his position effective April 6, 2014, on personal reasons, the company announced on Sunday.
“The board has accepted his resignation,” the announcement added. The board members have expressed their thanks and appreciation of Prince Turki for his services to the group during his chairmanship.
The group also announced the resignation of Dr. Azzam bin Mohammed Al-Dakhil as its managing director and chief executive officer, on March 20, 2014, due to personal reasons. “The chairman has approved Al-Dakhil’s resignation,” the statement said, adding that it would be effective from April 3, 2014.
However, Al-Dakhil will continue as a member of SRMG board and its other committees until the end of the board’s term on April 30, 2015. The chairman has expressed his thanks and appreciation of Dr. Al-Dakhil’s valuable contributions to the group as its CEO.


Riyadh, Beirut stress need to confront Islamic extremism

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Riyadh, Beirut stress need to confront Islamic extremism

  • Saudi-Lebanese Parliamentary Friendship Committee reaffirms the importance of restoring peace and harmony among all Arab countries

BEIRUT: A delegation from the Saudi Shoura Council, headed by Saleh bin Manea Al-Khalewi, began an official visit to Lebanon on Tuesday, meeting President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

It is the first visit of the council to Lebanon, to convene the first meeting of the Saudi-Lebanese Parliamentary Friendship Committee, headed by Tammam Salam.

Aoun praised “the fraternal relations between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia,” and reaffirmed “the paramount importance of restoring peace and harmony among all Arab countries, for the benefit of all,” wishing to establish “peace on solid foundations based on the principle of respect for the vital interests of every country.”

He underlined that political differences should not allow deviation from the principles of the Arab League charter, and hailed Saudi Arabia’s recent decision to lift the ban on its citizens traveling to Lebanon in time for the summer season, hoping that the “Kingdom witnesses further success and growth.

“Lebanon is more than ready to cooperate in all areas to achieve this end, especially in the presence of an important Lebanese community in the Kingdom that contributed to its prosperity,” he added.

Al-Khalewi underscored the “historic relations between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples,” emphasizing the importance of the ongoing support provided by the Kingdom to Lebanon. He also praised Aoun’s keenness to build Arab solidarity and consensus.

The committee discussed means of developing cooperation in legislative sectors in the two countries, serving the goal of greater Arab solidarity. Delegates agreed on the need for stability and peace in Arab countries, and the need to confront Islamic extremism leading to domestic and international acts of terrorism.