King Salman holds talks with Djibouti president after peace agreement

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Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh with King Salman during talks in Jeddah on Monday. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman meets with the Ethiopian Presidentmeets with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. (SPA)
Updated 17 September 2018

King Salman holds talks with Djibouti president after peace agreement

JEDDAH: King Salman held talks with the president of Djibouti on Monday, the day after he oversaw the signing of a peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia. 

Djibouti, the small but highly strategic nation, is located on the Horn of Africa at the entrance to the Red Sea, and borders both Eritrea and Ethiopia.

President Ismail Omar Guelleh held a session of talks with the King in Jeddah.

The two men discussed bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman also held talks with the Djibouti president at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. 

The peace deal between Eritrea and Ethiopia brought an end to decades of hostilities between the two countries.

The signing ceremony was overseen by King Salman and attended by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The Crown Prince also held individual meetings on Monday with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. 


Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

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Saudi Arabia appoints new FM, transport minister

  • Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister
  • Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser was appointed transport minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia appointed Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Faisal foreign minister and Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser transport minister, according to royal decrees published by Saudi Press Agency on Wednesday.

Amongst the other decrees, Saleh Mohammed Al-Othaim was appointed deputy head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, whilst Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi was appointed head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority.

Tariq Abdullah Al-Sheddi was appointed head of the National Data Management Office, and Essam Abdullah Al-Waqit was appointed director of the National Information Center. 

Ibrahim Al-Assaf was relieved of his post as Saudi minister of foreign affairs, and Nabil bin Mohammed Al-Amoudi was relieved of his position as minister of transport.