KSA reaffirms that Palestinian cause is its top priority

The Kingdom is among the leading donors to Palestine and supporters of agencies working to help Palestinians. (Supplied)
Updated 29 September 2018
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KSA reaffirms that Palestinian cause is its top priority

  • Saudi Arabia is among the leading donors to Palestine and supporters of agencies working to help Palestinians

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has reiterated that the Palestinian cause is Kingdom’s top priority and will remain so until the Palestinian people obtain their all legitimate rights, including the establishment of an independent state with Al-Quds as its capital.
Saudi Arabia’s deputy representative to the UN, Dr. Khalid Manzalawi, restated the Kingdom’s rejection of the decision by the Trump administration to transfer the US Embassy in Israel to Al-Quds.
He said: “The Kingdom is among the leading donors to Palestine and supporters of agencies working to help Palestinians, citing total assistance to date worth $6 billion.”


Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

Updated 18 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

  • The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh
  • An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Iraq's new President Barham Saleh on Sunday on his first official visit to the Kingdom.

The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh, the official Saudi Press Agency said, after the Iraqi leader's arrival in Riyadh following a visit to Iran.

An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman.

There have been several visits in recent months between the two countries as Iraq seeks closer ties with Saudi Arabia as it look to rebuild after the defeat of Daesh.

In October 2017, Saudi Arabian budget airline flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad in 27 years.

Saudi Arabia is keen to develop strong relations with Baghdad to counter Iranian influence in Iraq.