King Salman welcomes Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

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King Salman hosted a luncheon in honor of Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and her delegation. (SPA)
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Saudi King Salman has welcomed at his palace in Riyadh Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. (SPA)
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Sheikh Hasina shook hands with Saudi royals, top officials and military leaders during the reception ceremony. (SPA)
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. (SPA)
Updated 17 October 2018
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King Salman welcomes Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

  • Sheikh Hasina shook hands with Saudi royals, top officials and military leaders during the reception ceremony

JEDDAH: Saudi King Salman has welcomed at his palace in Riyadh Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Her highness, also Bangladesh’s defense minister, shook hands with Saudi royals, top officials and military leaders during the reception ceremony.

King Salman also shook hands with Hasina’s accompanying delegation. The king then hosted a luncheon in honor of the Bangladesh PM and her delegation.

Later in the day, Hasina also met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of defense  in Riyadh. 

During the meeting they discussed bilateral ties between both countries and chances of development, in addition to dicussing issues of mutual interest.


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

Updated 36 min 39 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.”