King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh

Updated 09 October 2018

King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh

  • The king and the crown prince wished the president good health and happiness and his people steady progress and prosperity

RIYADH: Saudi King Salman received princes, ministers, the grand mufti, scholars and citizens at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday.

The reception began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an.  Prince Saad bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz bin Turki, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar and other senior princes also attended the event to greet the king.

Separately, King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent cables of congratulations to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda on the anniversary of his country’s independence day, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The king and the crown prince wished the president good health and happiness and his people steady progress and prosperity.


Saudi ambassador joins high-level UN talks

Updated 18 min 29 sec ago

Saudi ambassador joins high-level UN talks

  • The meeting focused on political challenges facing Islamic countries

UNITED NATIONS: Political challenges facing Arab countries took center stage at a series of meetings attended by Saudi Arabia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Abdullah bin Yahya Al-Muallami.
A meeting of the UN Arab Group chaired by Algeria’s Permanent Representative, Sofiane Mimouni, focused on issues of common concern, including Palestine.
Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, Djibouti’s foreign minister, briefed the meeting on the country’s candidacy for the UN Security Council nonpermanent seat for 2021-2022.
Al-Muallami also joined a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, chaired by Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Adela Raz.
The meeting focused on political challenges facing Islamic countries.
In a meeting with High Representative of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Miguel Moratinos, Al-Muallami discussed the alliance’s efforts to spread the message of peace, and promote a culture of dialogue, cooperation and coexistence while rejecting hate speech, racism and intolerance.