King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh

Updated 09 October 2018
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King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh

  • The king and the crown prince wished the president good health and happiness and his people steady progress and prosperity

RIYADH: Saudi King Salman received princes, ministers, the grand mufti, scholars and citizens at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday.

The reception began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an.  Prince Saad bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz bin Turki, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar and other senior princes also attended the event to greet the king.

Separately, King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent cables of congratulations to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda on the anniversary of his country’s independence day, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The king and the crown prince wished the president good health and happiness and his people steady progress and prosperity.


Saudi Arabia’s Adel Al-Jubeir: ‘Terrorism has no religion or race’

Updated 47 min 2 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia’s Adel Al-Jubeir: ‘Terrorism has no religion or race’

  • Al-Jubeir says world stands united in solidarity with Muslims
  • Praised NZ's prime minister, government and people for the response to attack

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said on Monday that the world stands united in solidarity with Muslims after the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand last week, which killed 50 people.

Taking to Twitter, Al-Jubeir also said that the incident proved that terrorism had "no religion or race."

He added: "New Zealand is a safe, peaceful and open country for all, and what the prime minister, the government and the people of New Zealand have done is proof of that."

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READ MORE ARAB NEWS COVERAGE OF CHRISTCHURCH ATTACKS HERE

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His statements follow condemnation of the attacks by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The king was praised for his “strong and firm” response to Friday’s terrorist attack by Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Dr. Al-Othaimeen said: “The words of King Salman come as support for the OIC, its committees, institutions and administrations, to control and combat Islamophobia.”