King Salman receives FIFA president in Riyadh

King Salman shakes hand with FIFA President Gianni Infantino during their meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. (REUTERS)
Updated 18 December 2017
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King Salman receives FIFA president in Riyadh

RIYADH: King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud on Sunday received the president of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, in his office at Al-Yamamah palace, SPA reported.

During the reception, King Salman and the FIFA president went over the most important programs for improving football, and discussed areas of cooperation between FIFA and the General Sport Authority (GSA) in Saudi Arabia.

The reception was attended by the Minister of State, Cabinet member, and Chief of the Royal Court Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa; Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir; and the chairman of the GSA and Royal Court adviser, Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al Al-Sheikh.


White House adviser Jared Kushner: Saudi Arabia is 'important ally'

Updated 22 October 2018
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White House adviser Jared Kushner: Saudi Arabia is 'important ally'

WASHINGTON: Speaking about Saudi Arabia's investigation into the case of the late Jamal Khashoggi, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said that the Trump administration is still in "fact-finding phase."

"We're getting facts in from multiple places and once those facts come in, the secretary of state will work with our national security team to help us determine what we want to believe, and what we think is credible and what we think is not credible," Kushner said on Monday

"We have our eyes wide open. The president's focused on what's good for America, what are our strategic interests, where do we share interests with other countries let's work towards those," he added.

Kushner stressed that Saudi Arabia was an "important ally" of the US, and a "critical partner," especially in countering Iran's influence in the Middle East.

Kushner also said he had spoken to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about the case.