Saudi leaders taking great efforts to shore up unity of Muslims worldwide

Citizens and residents are excited about a wide range of activities lined up for Saudi National Day celebrations. (SPA)
Updated 22 September 2017
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Saudi leaders taking great efforts to shore up unity of Muslims worldwide

RIYADH: Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Yousef, president of the Board of Grievances and Board of Administrative Justice, said that the Kingdom, since its establishment by the late King Abdul Aziz, has been living and evolving in all fields, through well-studied plans and mechanisms designed in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
In his statement to marke the 87th National Day, Al-Yousef said: “This day means a lot to all Saudis as we commemorate the day when founder King Abdul Aziz united the Kingdom.”
He praised the ongoing efforts of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to serve Muslims and unite them worldwide to face challenges wisely and justly.
Al-Yousef said that King Salman has never stopped supporting the Board of Grievances in all its activities and procedures.
Al-Yousef also said that in 2016, the board settled 115,276 cases, appointed 58 judges and promoted 185 employees.
The board launched an administrative court in Wadi Ad-Dawasir two months ago to facilitate procedures for the districts’ residents.
The Board of Grievances enhances its partnerships with relevant authorities, and thus signed a number of agreements. One of the most important was the agreement with the Board of Grievances in Sudan.


Saudi efforts to ‘heal Afghan division’ win royal approval

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session in Jeddah on Tuesday. SPA
Updated 18 July 2018
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Saudi efforts to ‘heal Afghan division’ win royal approval

  • The forum urged all Afghan factions to halt the fighting and work toward “reconciliation between brothers
  • China’s Belt and Road initiative will link the interests of China and Arab countries

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has expressed his appreciation to scholars who took part in the International Ulema Conference on Peace and Security in Afghanistan in Makkah, saying the Kingdom was making efforts to “heal the divisions and differences among the Afghan people.”

Chairing the Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday, the king said Saudi Arabia was working toward “unifying the ranks and words of Muslims worldwide.”
He briefed the Cabinet on the results of his recent talks with President Cyril Ramaphosa, of South Africa, on future cooperation between the two countries.
The Cabinet welcomed the final statement by the Makkah conference calling on states, organizations and Islamic elites to play positive roles in achieving security and peace in Afghanistan.
The forum urged all Afghan factions to halt the fighting and work toward “reconciliation between brothers, extinguishing the fire of sedition.”
Muslims worldwide should continue their “firm stand in front of the advocates of violence and extremism in defense of their religion and maintaining the unity of the Islamic world,” it said.
The Cabinet also reviewed a ministerial meeting of the Arab-Chinese Cooperation Forum in Beijing and welcomed a decision by Chinese leader President Xi Jinping to establish an Arab-Chinese strategic partnership.
China’s Belt and Road initiative will link the interests of China and Arab countries and “add to the prosperity and economic advancement of all,” it said.
The Cabinet denounced recent suicide attacks on two election gatherings in Pakistan and the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, and offered condolences to families of the victims.
In the local arena, the Cabinet extended its appreciation to the king, based on a report by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, for pardoning all troops who have taken part in the Saudi Renewal of Hope operation in Yemen of their military and disciplinary penalties for their heroism and sacrifices.
The Cabinet approved a license for the Iraqi Commercial Bank to open a branch in Saudi Arabia and authorized the Minister of Finance to decide on any subsequent requests to open other branches.