Saudi crown prince receives dignitaries for start of Ramadan

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 07 May 2019
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Saudi crown prince receives dignitaries for start of Ramadan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, princes, top officials and a group of citizens called on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to greet him on the advent of Ramadan on Tuesday. 

The reception, held at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an. They prayed for the stability and security of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of King Salman. 

On Tuesday, the crown prince received a phone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and reviewed regional and international developments.

King Salman and the crown prince sent cables of condolence to President Vladimir Putin following the crash of a Russian passenger plane that resulted in the deaths of 41 people.

The king and the crown prince expressed their sorrow over the accident.