Muslim World League condemns Canadian government interference in Saudi Arabia’s internal affairs

(Muslim World League)
Updated 06 August 2018
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Muslim World League condemns Canadian government interference in Saudi Arabia’s internal affairs

  • The statement added that the Kingdom was governed by its constitution, regulations and legal processes which were widely known, much like the legal systems of other countries
  • It stressed Saudi Arabia’s right to take a firm stand towards the “outrageous and unprecedented diplomatic failure,” of Canada

DUBAI: The Muslim World League has condemned the Canadian government’s blatant interference in Saudi Arabia’s internal affairs in a statement released Monday.

The statement said the sovereignty of states needed to be respected and that international conventions, principles and norms had to be observed, adding that other countries should not interfered in other countries.

The statement added that the Kingdom was governed by its constitution, regulations and legal processes which were widely known, much like the legal systems of other countries.

It stressed Saudi Arabia’s right to take a firm stand towards the “outrageous and unprecedented diplomatic failure,” of Canada.

Saudi Arabia, the statement added, was characterized by the enforcement of Islamic law, and that it was wrong for people to compromise this.


Saudi Arabia, South Korea reach agreement on visas

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 16 January 2019
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Saudi Arabia, South Korea reach agreement on visas

  • Cabinet OKs air transport pact with Indonesia

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cabinet met to discuss a series of national and global developments on Tuesday, in a session chaired by King Salman.

At the forefront of the agenda was the escalation in tensions between Israel and Hamas along the Gaza border, and the continuing encroachment on Palestinian land by Israeli settlers in the West Bank. The Cabinet responded by demanding that the UN Security Council intervene. King Salman also relayed to ministers the outcome of his talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which covered many regional issues.

The minister of media, Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah, announced that after reviewing proposals from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a decision from the Shoura Council, a memorandum of understanding between the government and the Republic of Korea on granting visit visas had been agreed upon.

The Cabinet approved the amendment of the air agreement on regular air transport between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.

The Cabinet, meanwhile, praised the progress of the 2025 Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development Program, aimed at enhancing farming techniques by promoting sustainable water and renewable energy sources.

They also discussed the framework in Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 for building a sustainable renewable energy sector, reiterating aims to lead global renewable energy developments over the next decade, and create projects such as the wind-powered plant at Dumat Al-Jandal, as part of the King Salman Renewable Energy Initiative.

In a statement, though, Al-Shabanah said: “The Cabinet discussed the announcement made by the minister of energy, industry and mineral resources about the Kingdom’s oil and gas reserves, which highlighted the importance of Saudi Arabia as a secure source of oil supplies in the long term.”

He added, in closing, the Cabinet’s praise for the efforts of Saudi security forces in the tracking and arrest of seven people in Qatif, which foiled a planned terrorist attack.