King Salman receives Gambian officials

King Salman receives Gambian Foreign Minister Mamadou Tangara at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 13 September 2018
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King Salman receives Gambian officials

JEDDAH: King Salman received a message from President Adama Barrow of Gambia.

The message was conveyed to the king during his meeting with Gambian Foreign Minister and President’s Special Envoy Mamadou Tangara and his accompanying delegation at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Wednesday.

The king sent greetings back to the Gambian president.

The reception was attended by Saudi Arabia’s Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif; Minister of State, Cabinet member, and Chief of the Royal Court Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa; Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir; and Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Qattan.


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 31 min 27 sec ago
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.