KSA calls for urgent efforts to resolve Palestinian issue

Saudi Arabia Ambassador to the United Nations Abdallah Y. al-Mouallimi speaks a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question, in this July 25, 2017 file photo, at United Nations headquarters. (AP)
Updated 15 November 2018
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KSA calls for urgent efforts to resolve Palestinian issue

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

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has called on the UN and the international community to make urgent efforts to persuade Israel to commit to the peace process, halt its settlement projects, lift the siege on Gaza, stop violating the rights of the Palestinian people and end the occupation of the Palestinian and other Arab territories.
Ambassador Abdallah Yahya Al-Mouallimi, permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN in New York, said: “The reports submitted to the Special Political and Decolonization Committee confirms that the Israeli authorities continue to use excessive force indiscriminately against children, women and the elderly.”


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touches down in India

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touches down in India

NEW DELHI: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India on Tuesday for the second stage of his Asia tour.

He was greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his plane touched down at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi at about 9.15 p.m. local time.

The crown prince is expected to announce a $1 billion investment in India’s infrastructure and farming sectors during his first visit to the nation.

Prince Mohammed is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and various other ministers and officials.

He is accompanied by leading Saudi businessmen and officials.

India is hoping the crown prince will announce an investment in its National Investment Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), a sovereign wealth fund that includes private companies and foreign investors.

The Kingdom is India’s top energy supplier and home to more than 3.5 million Indian expatriates.