Saudi Cabinet lauds relations between Kingdom and the US

King Salman chairs the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 21 March 2018
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Saudi Cabinet lauds relations between Kingdom and the US

RIYADH: The Cabinet looked forward when it met on Tuesday to the results of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s current official visit to the US and his talks with President Donald Trump and senior officials of the US government.
Chaired by King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace, the Cabinet lauded the depth of relations between the two friendly countries and their keenness on finding ways to consolidate the ties.
It was also briefed on the results of the official visit paid by Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif to Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines and his discussions with senior officials there on bilateral relations and ways to strengthen them.
The Cabinet reviewed a number of reports on current events and developments in the Arab, regional and international arenas. It welcomed the presidential statement issued by the UN Security Council on the situation in Yemen, which included a strong condemnation of the Iran-backed Houthi militias targeting the Kingdom with ballistic missiles and their deliberate targeting of civilian areas. The statement also praised the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operation, which was announced by the Saudi-led Arab coalition.
The Cabinet affirmed that the statement reflected the UN’s commitment to solve the conflict in Yemen through political means in accordance with the GCC Initiative, the outputs of the national dialogue and the relevant Security Council resolutions.
It reiterated the Kingdom’s commendation of efforts by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria in issuing a report documenting the serious violations of human rights there. And it reaffirmed the Kingdom’s steadfast stand with international efforts to resolve the crisis in accordance with the principles of the Geneva Declaration 1 and UN Security Council Resolution No. 2254.
The Cabinet also congratulated President Xi Jinping of China and President Vladimir Putin of Russia on their re-election for new presidential terms, wishing both presidents and their countries steady progress and prosperity.
Locally, the Cabinet praised the opening of Riyadh International Book Fair under the theme “The book is future of transformation,” which embodies the Kingdom’s constant support for culture and intellectuals, and its keenness on the importance of coping with the Saudi Vision 2030.


Saudi ambassador to US: Establishing peace is one of the pillars of Kingdom’s foreign policy

Updated 20 September 2018
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Saudi ambassador to US: Establishing peace is one of the pillars of Kingdom’s foreign policy

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, said the signing of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is part of the kingdom’s foreign policy in establishing peace and stability.

“The Kingdom has always been the cornerstone of peace in the region and the world, and has spared no effort in many countries, foremost among them Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan and many others,” the ambassador said.

“As some countries begin to cultivate sectarian divisions, the kingdom seeks to resolve their disputes,” he added.

He expressed his thanks to the UAE in their efforts in the signing of the peace deal between the two countries.

The ambassador pointed out that the security of the Red Sea, especially the Bab Al Mandab Strait and the Horn of Africa, is one of the Kingdom’s security concerns, regionally and globally.

The ambassador stressed the Kingdom’s continued efforts to preserve security in this region from external threats, including Iranian-backed militias as well as piracy.