Saudi and Eritrean foreign ministers meet to discuss bilateral and regional issues

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir receives his Eritrean counterpart Osman Saleh Mohammed in Jeddah on Sunday. (MOFA)
Updated 05 August 2018

Saudi and Eritrean foreign ministers meet to discuss bilateral and regional issues

JEDDAH: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Sunday met Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh Mohammed in Jeddah. 

The two foreign ministers discussed issues of mutual interest and the current regional and global developments.

Saudi Arabia and Eritrea enjoy historical and brotherly ties. Following the formation of the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ), comprising Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain, Eritrea sided with the group in support of its principled stand. It also stood firmly with the ATQ after it cut ties with Qatar in protest of its support to terrorist groups and Iran, which is openly flouting international laws by interfering in the internal affairs of the countries in the Middle East.

 

 


Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

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Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

  • Sheikh Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, died in London on Thursday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent messages of condolences on Friday to the leaders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the death of Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah.

"(We) ask God Almighty to bless him with the grace of his mercy and forgiveness, and accommodate him in his vast paradise," King Salman said in separates messages to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi deputy prime minister and minister of defense, also sent separate messages to the two leaders expressing his sympathies, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Sheikh Al Qasimi passed away in London on Thursday, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). 

The state news agency announced a three-day mourning period in Sharjah.