King Salman received Somali prime minister

King Salman received Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre of Somalia, Oct. 10, 2018. (SPA)
Updated 11 October 2018

King Salman received Somali prime minister

JEDDAH: King Salman received Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre and his accompanying delegation at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Wednesday.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral cooperation between the Kingdom and Somalia, ways of enhancing it and the latest developments in the region and the Horn of Africa.

Later, Khayre met with the Saudi Deputy Minister of Finance Dr. Hamad bin Sulaiman Al-Bazai. They discussed ways to strengthen relations.

King Salman also met Egypt’s minister of justice, Mohamed Hossam Abdel-Rahim, currently on a visit to the Kingdom.

The minister conveyed to the king the greetings of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt, while the king extended his greetings to the president.

During the meeting, they reviewed  bilateral cooperation between the Kingdom and Egypt  in the field of justice, especially the conclusion of an executive program between the ministries of justice in  both countries to exchange legal expertise.


Saudi ambassador joins high-level UN talks

Updated 16 min 53 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.