UAE launches #together_forever for Saudi National Day

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The UAE’s airports organized special programs to celebrate the Saudi National Day. (Photo courtesy: social media)
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The flags of Saudi Arabia and UAE are seen side by side. (Photo courtesy: social media)
Updated 22 September 2017

UAE launches #together_forever for Saudi National Day

RIYADH: The UAE has launched the hashtag #together_forever to celebrate the Saudi National Day.
Emiratis are using the hashtag on social media to express brotherly feelings toward Saudis and commend strong bilateral ties.
The official Emirati news agency WAM published a video on its Twitter account titled: “The UAE and KSA: A Model for Brotherly Relations.”
The video highlights Emirati participation in Saudi National Day celebrations, including raising the Saudi flag on the control tower at Abu Dhabi Airport, receiving Saudi travelers with flowers and gifts, and Dubai Airport issuing a special seal with the Kingdom’s logo.
Dubai’s police force has also taken part in the celebrations by putting the hashtag on patrol cars and on its social media accounts.
Maj. Gen. Abdullah Al-Marri, Dubai’s police chief, praised the strong bilateral relations and congratulated the Saudi people and leadership on this occasion.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE, used the hashtag in tweets on his official Twitter account, with a photo of him with King Salman.
“The happiness of the Kingdom on its National Day is the happiness of the UAE and its people,” Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.


US State Department calls Saudi Arabia ‘important strategic partner’

Updated 25 February 2020

US State Department calls Saudi Arabia ‘important strategic partner’

  • The comments come following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the Kingdom
  • Pompeo discussed regional issues with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Monday said Saudi Arabia was an "important strategic partner" and paid tribute to the "historical relations" between the two countries.

The comments come following US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to the Kingdom during a tour of Middle East and African countries last week.

The State Department added that Pompeo discussed regional issues with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and said the US-Saudi Arabia relationship was a "distinct" one that went beyond confronting Iran.

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It also said that the situation in Syria was "catastrophic," while calling on Russia and Iran to do more to protect civilians and saying there was no military solution to the conflict in the country.

The department also spoke about the situation in Iraq, saying the Iraqi Prime Minister-designate, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, must include the Kurds and Sunnis in the formation of a government.

The US said that Iran was responsible for aggression against its interests in Iraq and said it would prevent Iraqi militias from attacking the Green Zone.