King Salman receives Azeri justice minister

King Salman meets Azerbaijan’s Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov in Riyadh on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 31 January 2019
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King Salman receives Azeri justice minister

  • The minister delivered a letter from President Ilham Aliyev during a meeting

Azerbaijan’s Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov on Wednesday delivered a letter from President Ilham Aliyev during a meeting with King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The minister conveyed Aliyev’s greetings to the king, who extended his greetings to the president.

The meeting was attended by Saudi Justice Minister Sheikh Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani, Saudi Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Assaf, and Azerbaijani officials.

On Tuesday, Al-Samaani and Mammadov signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between both countries’ justice ministries.

The MoU includes exchanging expertise, information and training, as well as organizing meetings and lectures.

Support from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has played a major role in the qualitative transformation and continuous development of the Saudi judicial sector, Al-Samaani said.

The Saudi Justice Ministry is seeking to conclude a number of agreements and MoUs with relevant international institutions before 2020, and is studying the best ways to cooperate with them.


Thunder and dust storms expected to hit various regions of Saudi Arabia

Updated 23 min 28 sec ago
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Thunder and dust storms expected to hit various regions of Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Thunder and dust storms are expected to affect the Riyadh region from the early hours of Friday till 9.00 p.m.
Areas affected will include Riyadh, Al-Kharj, Rumah, Al-Muzahimiya, Hawtat Bani Tamim, Huraymila, Al-Aflaj, and surrounding areas.
Dust and thunderstorms are also expected in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province.
Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Meteorology and Environmenal Protection also said that dust storms will limit visibility in the Kingdom’s northern and western regions.