King Salman’s speech represents roadmap for Saudi growth: Envoy

Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmalik Al Al-Sheikh, Saudi ambassador to Bahrain
Updated 16 December 2017
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King Salman’s speech represents roadmap for Saudi growth: Envoy

MANAMA: King Salman’s recent speech at the Shoura Council represents a roadmap highlighting major aspects of domestic and foreign policies in achieving Vision 2030, said Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmalik Al Al-Sheikh, Saudi ambassador to Bahrain.
The ambassador said the speech confirmed the Kingdom’s adherence to Shariah law, on which Saudi policies have been based since the country’s foundation, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
In his speech, the king described corruption as a threat to economic development, and vowed to confront it with “justice and decisiveness.”
He called for a political solution to regional crises and the restoration of Palestinians’ legitimate rights, including the right to establish an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
“I would like to reiterate the condemnation of the Kingdom and its deep regret” at the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the king said.
This “represents blatant bias against the historic rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem, which have been guaranteed by international resolutions and have been recognized and supported by the international community.”
He said he had directed ministers and officials to expand the number of programs catering to citizens’ main needs, most importantly housing.


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issues order to appoint scores of judges to Ministry of Justice

Updated 19 June 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issues order to appoint scores of judges to Ministry of Justice

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal decree appointing 161 judges to the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.
The decree also included the promotion of 79 other judges at various levels of the judiciary.