Saudi Shoura Council chairman approves plan to improve parliamentary diplomacy

Abdullah Al-Asheikh, chairman of the Saudi Shoura Council. (SPA)
Updated 07 November 2018
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Saudi Shoura Council chairman approves plan to improve parliamentary diplomacy

  • Zuhair Al-Harthy: The plan would contribute to the Kingdom’s political and diplomatic efforts

JEDDAH: Abdullah Al-Asheikh, chairman of the Saudi Shoura Council, has approved a plan to develop the work of the Foreign Affairs Committee to enhance the parliamentary diplomacy of the council.
Zuhair Al-Harthy, Shoura Council member, explained that the plan would contribute to the Kingdom’s political and diplomatic efforts toward community and media communication with all government agencies to define the role played by the council at the parliamentary level, as well as its importance at local and international levels in terms of decision-making.
He said the plan aims to improve diplomatic performance and parliamentary diplomacy among members of the council through a program where the committee hosts senior officials of the ministry and former diplomatic experts to discuss issues related to foreign affairs.


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

Updated 18 March 2019
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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.”