Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz passes away

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud (R) with King Salman. (Supplied)
Updated 29 July 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz passes away

  • Prince Bandar was the tenth son of Ibn Saud
  • Prayers will be held on Monday

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud passed away on Sunday evening, Saudi Press Agency reported, quoting a Royal Court statement.

Prayers will be held on Monday, following Isha prayers at the Grand Mosque (Masjid Al-Haram) in the holy city of Makkah.

Prince Bandar was the tenth son of Ibn Saud, the first monarch of Saudi Arabia, and the eldest surviving member of the ruling family.

On Monday, the US ambassador to the Kingdom offered his condolences to King Salman and the entire Saudi nation on the news of the passing.


Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

Updated 18 January 2020

Saudi envoy receives Libyan ambassador to the UN

NEW YORK: Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, held talks in New York with Taher El-Sonni, Libya’s UN ambassador and permanent representative. 

The two sides discussed issues of mutual concern and latest political developments in the region. 

Al-Mouallimi congratulated El-Sonni for his new apppointment and conveyed the Saudi leadership’s best wishes for prosperity, stability and progress to the Libyan people. 

Al-Mouallimi reiterated Saudi Arabia’s rejection of any foreign interference in the Libyan affairs, adding that Riyadh will continue to push all concerned parties to reach a political solution that guarantees the unity of Libya and saves
people’s lives.