Saudi Arabia King Salman meets president of Niger at Riyadh palace

The King welcomed the President and his accompanying delegation in the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 27 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia King Salman meets president of Niger at Riyadh palace

  • The leaders held talks on boosting ties between their countries, and ways of developing them in various fields

JEDDAH: King Salman met the President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, at his palace in Riyadh on Monday.
The leaders held talks on boosting ties between their countries, and ways of developing them in various fields. They also discussed regional developments, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 
The King welcomed the President and his accompanying delegation in the Kingdom, while the President expressed his happiness to visit Saudi Arabia. 

Niger has a population of around 20 million people, and is known to be the world’s top uranium producer. 


Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

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Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

JEDDAH: Support for Sudan in the wake of a new deal on civilian rule was among items discussed during a meeting between leading Islamic and European officials in Saudi Arabia.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, received Finnish foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, in Jeddah. Finland currently holds the rotational presidency of the Council of the EU.
Al-Othaimeen and Haavisto had a constructive exchange of views on common issues with particular focus on Sudan after civilian and military leaders signed an agreement aimed at installing a civilian administration.
The deal came after three months of deadlock since Omar Bashir was deposed as president, and the two officials discussed ways to back Khartoum in its transitional phase.
The secretary-general commended the role of Finland and the EU in promoting peace, security, stability and development in different parts of the world and expressed the OIC’s readiness to engage in issues of mutual interest.
Haavisto praised the role of the OIC in promoting the culture of peace, dialogue and understanding, noting the organization’s vast experience in leading peace building initiatives among its member states in collaboration with other partners.