Crown prince praises ‘special relations’ with the UAE

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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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During the visit Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
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During the visit Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
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During the visit Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
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During the visit Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met King Juan Carlos I, the former King of Spain, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
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During the visit Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum during the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
Updated 25 November 2018
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Crown prince praises ‘special relations’ with the UAE

  • The crown prince sent a cable of thanks to UAE President and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
  • Mohammed bin Salman also met with Sheikh Mohammed

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman praised “special relations” with UAE on Sunday, following an official visit to the country.

The crown prince sent a cable of thanks to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed after leaving the country, as part of a regional tour that will see him visit a number of Arab countries in the coming days.

In his cables, Mohammed bin Salman said the “visit to our second country, the United Arab Emirates, comes within the framework of the distinguished and special fraternal relations that bind our two countries and brotherly peoples, and the common desire to deepen cooperation in all fields under the leadership of King Salman,” reported the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

The crown prince also congratulated Mohammed bin Zayed on the successful organization of the Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

During the visit Mohammed bin Salman met with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Saudi crown prince, his UAE counterpart and Sheikh Maktoum attended and oversaw the final round of the 2018 Grand Prix season, which was attended by several officials, dignitaries and heads of states from a number of countries, as well as many A-list celebrities.

On the sidelines of the major international event, Mohammed bin Salman also met with King Juan Carlos I, the former King of Spain and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.


King Salman speaks to China’s Xi on the telephone

Updated 20 September 2019

King Salman speaks to China’s Xi on the telephone

  • Xi told King Salman that China condemned an attack on the country’s oil facilities
  • He also called on all parties to avoid taking steps that would escalate the situation

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, Saudi Press Agency reported. 
Xi told King Salman that China condemned the attacks on Aramco oil facilities that took place on Sept. 14 and called on all parties to avoid taking steps that would escalate the situation. 

He added that the attack is a “serious violation of the security and stability of Saudi Arabia,” and that China stands with the Kingdom.

The Chinese president also thanked King Salman for the positive measures Saudi Arabia has taken to ensure the continuation of oil supplies.