Arab conference to strengthen regional solidarity

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki Al-Faisal is among key figures taking part in the conference. (SPA)
Updated 09 February 2019
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Arab conference to strengthen regional solidarity

  • Al-Salami said member states had to put their differences to one side and unite to tackle the testing issues confronting the Arab region

JEDDAH: The Arab Parliament will hold on Saturday a conference of senior leaders to promote solidarity in the face of major regional challenges.
Former and current Arab heads of government and high-profile ministers will attend the meeting at the Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo. Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki Al-Faisal, chairman of the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, is among key figures taking part in the conference.
The conference will be held as a recognition of the accuracy and seriousness of the current situation and challenges faced by the Arab nation, the Kingdom’s speaker of the Arab Parliament, Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, said.
Al-Salami said member states had to put their differences to one side and unite to tackle the testing issues confronting the Arab region.
He added that the conference aims to prepare a document “to strengthen solidarity and face challenges,” which would be presented by the Arab Parliament to the Arab League in time for its summit meeting in Tunisia, next month.


Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Updated 26 April 2019
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Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

LONDON: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the British Foreign Office in London on Thursday.

The two sides held talks during which they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and regional and international developments.

The meeting was attended by the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber.

Al-Jubeir also met with Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt and a number of UK Parliament members at the Saudi Embassy in London.

Earlier, Hunt highlighted the strategic partnership between Britain and Saudi Arabia and said that it would help British efforts to end the war in Yemen. “The strategic relationship that the UK has with Saudi Arabia is what allows us to have a huge influence in bringing about peace in Yemen,” he said.