Shoura speaker highlights Riyadh-Manila ties

Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh meets with Alan Peter Cayetano in Manila. (SPA)
Updated 21 August 2019
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Shoura speaker highlights Riyadh-Manila ties

  • Locsin praised deep-rooted relations between Riyadh and Manila

MANILA: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh held a meeting with the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, Alan Peter Cayetano, in Manila on Tuesday.
The Saudi official is on an official visit to the Philippines. His Filipino counterpart welcomed him and the accompanying delegation and stressed the importance of promoting ties between the two countries.
During the meeting, they reviewed means to consolidate bilateral relations and regional and global issues.
Al-Asheikh briefed his Filipino counterpart and other officials about the goals of Saudi Vision 2030. He also highlighted the importance of the Filipino workforce in the development of the Kingdom.
On Monday, Al-Asheikh met Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.
Locsin praised deep-rooted relations between Riyadh and Manila. He also highlighted Saudi Arabia’s contribution to the reconstruction of Marawi.
The foreign secretary thanked the Kingdom for hosting around 1 million Filipino workers and requested an increase in the number of flights between the two countries to enhance mutual ties. 


Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

Updated 19 September 2019

Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

  • The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian”
  • Saudi Arabia said it will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said that Saturday’s strikes on two Aramco facilities were an “organized terrorist attack” in a letter to the UN Security Council.
The Saudi Mission to the United Nations sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and another to the President of the Security Council Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya and members of the Security Council on Wednesday.
The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian.”
They also explained that Saudi Arabia will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law, and called on the UN and international experts to participate in the investigation into the attack.