Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 12 February 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with the representative of the British Conservative Party Lord Francis Maude at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday, Saudi state-run news agency SPA reported.
During the meeting, they reviewed the friendly relations between the Kingdom and Britain, the prospects for bilateral cooperation, especially in the parliamentary field, as well as the latest developments in the region.
The meeting was attended by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State and Member of the Council of Ministers Mased Al-Aiban, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and Deputy Speaker of the Shoura Council Mohammed Al-Jafri.
The British delegation included UK Ambassador Simon Collis, Conservative Party members Mark Garnier, James Hayaby, Stephen Mitvak, Lord Francis Baring and Keith Simpson, as well as the party’s Middle East Director Charlotte Leslie and Middle East Policy Director Mark Morsen.


Arab and Muslim nations, organizations commend Saudi Arabia’s decrees on Khashoggi case

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Arab and Muslim nations, organizations commend Saudi Arabia’s decrees on Khashoggi case

  • UAE, Egypt and Bahrain issued statements commending Saudi Arabia's royal decrees
  • Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, said the king’s decisions “achieve justice and equality”

JEDDAH: Gulf Arab allies have backed the royal decrees issued Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Saturday involving the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

UAE

The UAE on Saturday backed Saudi Arabia’s statements, the official news agency WAM said.

The Gulf Arab state “commends directives and decisions of Saudi King Salman on the issue of Kashoggi,” WAM said on Twitter.

The announcement also said that Saudi Arabia and its leadership is a state of institutions based on justice and equity.

Egypt

Egypt praised what it called the "decisive" and "brave" actions taken by the king.
"Egypt sees that the brave and decisive decisions and actions taken by the Saudi King over this matter align with his majesty's approach that respects the principles of law and applications of effective justice," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
It also offered its condolences to Khashoggi's family and said it was confident the investigation would reveal the truth. 

Bahrain

Bahrain praised decisions made by the Saudi king to establish justice, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.

“Saudi Arabia will remain a state of justice, values and principles,” an official statement quote by the channel said.

Palestine

Palestine commended King Salman's decisions to affirm justice and fairness.

The statement also stressed that Saudi Arabia, under the wise leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, will remain the state of justice, values and principles.

Yemen

Yemen on Saturday praised decisions made by King Salman in relation to Khashoggi's death , according to the legitimate government’s state news agency.

Djibouti

Djibouti praised King Salman's decisions and said they are proof that Saudi Arabia is a nation of values, principles, and justice.

Arab and Muslim Organizations

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday praised the Kingdom's transparency and its emphasis on the implementation of justice.

Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, on Saturday said the king’s decisions on the death of Khashoggi “achieve justice and equality in accordance with Islamic law”, according to a statement on state news agency SPA.