Italy’s PM congratulates Saudi crown prince on new post

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. (AFP)
Updated 21 June 2017
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Italy’s PM congratulates Saudi crown prince on new post

JEDDAH: The Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, sent a letter congratulating Mohammed bin Salman on his appointment as Saudi’s Crown Prince and vice chairman of the Council of Ministers.
“This choice is a recognition of the great effort you have made throughout the years to enhance the importance and centrality of your country’s role in achieving delicate balances for the region,” the letter read.
“I am confident that you will show more ability to guide the process of development and transformation in the Kingdom through a better understanding of the ambitions and aspirations of the Saudi people.”
Gentiloni added that relations between Italy and Saudi Arabia were excellent. “Therefore, I am certain that in your new position we will continue to work together to support the realization of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, as well as to strengthen our friendship and partnership in all areas of common interest,” Gentiloni said.
The Italian Prime Minister expressed his hope to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in person at the next G20 summit in Hamburg. “I send to you my heartfelt greetings and respect,” he concluded.


Turkey’s Erdogan offers support for Venezuela’s Maduro

Updated 24 January 2019
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Turkey’s Erdogan offers support for Venezuela’s Maduro

  • The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Maduro over the phone to stand tall
  • The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro severed ties with US after they declared their support for the opposition leader

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and offered his support after a Venezuelan opposition leader declared himself interim president, a spokesman for the Turkish president said on Thursday.
“Our president called and extended Turkey’s support to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and said ‘My brother Maduro! Stand tall, we stand by you!” Ibrahim Kalin said on Twitter.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president on Wednesday, winning the backing of Washington and many Latin American nations and prompting socialist Maduro, who has led the oil-rich nation since 2013, to break relations with the United States.