Qatif dignitaries and sheikhs meet with province’s governor and deputy

Updated 06 October 2017
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Qatif dignitaries and sheikhs meet with province’s governor and deputy

QATIF: Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz, and his deputy, Prince Ahmed bin Fahad bin Salman, on Wednesday welcomed a delegation of Qatif dignitaries and sheikhs at the province’s diwan.
During the meeting, Prince Saud stressed that the government cares about the Kingdom’s every corner and citizen. “King Salman is personally keen on ensuring that development reaches the country’s every part, and development projects in Qatif province are the greatest evidence,” he added.
Prince Saud also thanked the people of Qatif for cooperating with security authorities, which contributed to the elimination of terrorist groups.
For his part, Sheikh Hassan Al-Saffar expressed his gratitude for the vital role security services are playing in ensuring and maintaining the safety and security of the people of Qatif, especially in the light of the current religious events, “which are going perfectly well.” He also praised the leadership’s directives for protecting the country and maintain its prosperity.
In his speech to the people of Qatif, Prince Saud assured them that the progress on the projects will continue according to planned time frames. He also highlighted that development will continue in the Eastern Province, thanks to the efforts of its people who vowed to build and defend their country.
Dr. Said Al-Jaroudi expressed his pleasure at meeting the governor and his deputy. He said that the fatherly talk and honest discussion which took place today were evidence that the people of Qatif and their honest national stances are appreciated by their leadership, and the fate of any attempts to divide the people of Saudi Arabia will inevitably fail.
“There will be no compromise on loyalty for the country and its leadership, and the people of Qatif are united with all their Saudi brothers and sisters against anyone who seeks destruction and disruption,” he added.


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.