Saudi Arabia, Belarus agree to exchange judiciary experiences

Saudi and Belarus Justice officials sign a deal to exchange judiciary experiences in Minsk.
Updated 07 May 2017
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Saudi Arabia, Belarus agree to exchange judiciary experiences

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Belarus have recently signed a deal to exchange information and experiences on judiciary issues.
Mansour Al-Qufari, Saudi ministry undersecretary for International Cooperation and Legislation, and Sergei Zadiranand, first deputy justice minister, signed for their respective countries.
Al-Qufari led a Saudi delegation to the Belarus capital of Minsk to cement legal and judiciary ties on a four-day visit to that country.
Earlier, Al-Qufari met with the Belarus Justice Minister Oleg Slizhevsky. They discussed signing of a draft memo of understanding (MoU) on judiciary issues between the two countries.
The Belarus minister said the MoU, if signed, would boost aspects of cooperation between the two countries in legal affairs and exchange of information.
Al-Qufari said the Kingdom has launched the Vision 2030, which contained many initiatives aimed to support the Kingdom’s future plans in a variety of areas.
He stressed that the exchange of experiences with friendly countries will achieve the integrity of such initiatives and the Kingdom seeks to benefit from global experiences in legal and documentary fields.


Saudi Cabinet welcomes Ethiopian, Eritrean peace agreement

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 18 September 2018
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Saudi Cabinet welcomes Ethiopian, Eritrean peace agreement

  • The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings with Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to sign the Jeddah Peace Agreement
  • The king wished the two countries further security, prosperity and stability

JEDDAH: King Salman chaired the Cabinet’s session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday.

The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings with Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to sign the Jeddah Peace Agreement.

King Salman expressed his congratulations to the two countries and said that he hoped the signing of the agreement would be a strong basis for closer cooperation and friendship, achieving security and stability, and would positively affect the security and stability of the region.

The king also congratulated Djibouti and Eritrea on their historic meeting in Jeddah — which came in response to his invitation — wishing the two countries further security, prosperity and stability.

The Cabinet praised the efforts of the two countries’ leaders to restore relations between them to establish a new stage that would witness a great development in relations and further cooperation.

The Cabinet congratulated the king and crown prince on the success of these efforts, which resulted in the signing of the Jeddah Peace Agreement and also the historic meeting between Djibouti and Eritrea after ten years of severed relations. 

The Cabinet praised the resolutions of the 150th ordinary session of the Arab League’s Council at the level of foreign ministers held in Cairo, and the statement issued by the Arab Quartet Ministerial Committee held on the sidelines of the 150th session of the Arab League’s Council, on the follow-up of the crisis with Iran and ways to address its interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries.

The Cabinet highlighted the terrorism practiced by Iran through its interference in Arab affairs, which needs cooperation to confront and deter, reiterating that the Kingdom has made efforts to combat terrorism and has not hesitated to provide support with the cooperation of the international community to address this.

The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of the suicide bombings north of Tikrit in Iraq, the Somali capital of Mogadishu and Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, expressing condolences to the families of the victims, the governments and peoples of Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan.