Saudi FM meets with Bahrain's crown prince to discuss regional developments

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir meets Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa in Manama on Saturday. (SPA)
Updated 28 October 2018
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Saudi FM meets with Bahrain's crown prince to discuss regional developments

  • FM Adel Al-Jubeir also met with GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani

JEDDAH: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa in Manama on Saturday.

During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the two countries, as well as the latest regional and international developments.

Al-Jubeir also met with the British Minister of State for International Development and Middle East Affairs Alistair Burt and Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

They discussed regional and international developments as well as a number of issues of mutual interest.

On Saturday, Al-Jubeir attended 14th International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue in Bahrain.

He said that the Kingdom has had a strategic relationship with the US that go back to the 1930’s; it was enshrined by a meeting with the late King Abdul Aziz and late Franklin Roosevelt. “That relationship is ironclad.  Saudi Arabia has been an ally of the Western countries since the beginning of the third Saudi state in the 1930’s.  It’s not going to change.”

On the matter of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing and the ongoing investigation, Al Jubeir said the Saudi government is committed to finding all the facts, and said it is working closely with the Turkish government to do so.


Crown Prince receives newly appointed Saudi ambassadors

Updated 17 February 2019
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Crown Prince receives newly appointed Saudi ambassadors

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Sunday in Riyadh the newly appointed Saudi ambassadors.

This included the ambassadors to Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Ethiopia and the UAE.

The crown prince congratulated the ambassadors on their appointment and wished them success, emphasizing the importance of working to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s international role in accordance with the directives of King Salman as well as attending to the affairs of Saudi citizens abroad.

The reception was attended by the minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Assaf.