King Salman receives Burkina Faso’s National Assembly president

King Salman receives Alassane Bala Sakande, president of the National Assembly of the Republic of Burkina Faso, in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 05 May 2019
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King Salman receives Burkina Faso’s National Assembly president

JEDDAH: King Salman received the president of the National Assembly of the Republic of Burkina Faso, Alassane Bala Sakande, at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday. 

During the meeting, the king and Sakande, who is also president of the African Parliamentary Union, reviewed prospects for cooperation particularly between the Saudi Shoura Council and Burkina Faso’s National Assembly.

Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh, Minister of State for African Countries’ Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Qattan and other top officials were also present.

On Sunday, the king issued a royal order appointing 54 judges at the Ministry of Justice.

Justice Minister Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani expressed his thanks and appreciation to the king for his continuing support for the judiciary.

On Saturday night, King Salman arrived in Jeddah from Riyadh. The king was accompanied by a number of princes and officials. 

King Salman usually spends the summer months and Ramadan in Jeddah, accompanied by many government workers. In the past years, he spent the last days of Ramadan in Makkah.

 


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

Updated 12 min 4 sec ago

Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.