Prince Mohammed bin Naif leads Saudis into pledging allegiance to new crown prince

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, left, kisses the hand of Prince Mohammed bin Naif at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 22 June 2017
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Prince Mohammed bin Naif leads Saudis into pledging allegiance to new crown prince

JEDDAH: Former Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif led Saudis into pledging allegiance to the new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday.
Prince Mohammed bin Naif pledged allegiance to the new crown prince at Al-Safa Palace.
In a viral video that has been circulated widely on social media, Prince Mohammed bin Naif is seen pledging allegiance to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen expressed his congratulations to King Salman over this choice, given Prince Mohammed’s experience, wisdom and vision in the management of the affairs of the Kingdom, his dedication to the service of his religion, nation and Ummah, and his commitment to taking far-reaching steps on joint actions in the interest of the Islamic world.
Sheikh Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL), described the appointment of the new crown prince as successful and promising given the national and international prestige Mohammed bin Salman enjoys.
In a statement issued Wednesday, Al-Issa said Prince Mohammed bin Salman had always served his religion first, and his country, king and nation second.
Head of the Council of Pakistanis Scholars Sheikh Al-Hafiz Mohammad Taher Mahmoud Ashrafi, backed the royal decree and said that the appointment is a wise step taken by King Salman and Saudi Arabia’s Allegiance Council, as Prince Mohammed is known for his ethics and leadership, as seen in Vision 2030.


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.