King Salman meets with Kuwaiti deputy PM, Mauritanian FM

King Salman receives Kuwaiti Deputy PM Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Sabah at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 11 September 2019

King Salman meets with Kuwaiti deputy PM, Mauritanian FM

JEDDAH: King Salman on Tuesday received Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s deputy prime and minister and foreign minister, who conveyed a message from the Kuwaiti emir.

The king conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and wished him good health.

In a separate meeting, Mauritanian Foreign Minister Ismail Ould Cheikh, who is also a special envoy of the Mauritanian president, called on King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

Cheikh conveyed greetings from the Mauritanian president to the king. 

The meetings were attended by top officials from both sides. 


DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

Updated 29 October 2020

DiplomaticQuarter: EU envoy wants increased cooperation with Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

  • The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism

RIYADH: Patrick Simonnet, head of the EU delegation to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman, recently visited the headquarters of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh.

IMCTC Secretary-General Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghedi received the EU diplomat and the accompanying delegation. Al-Moghedi briefed the visiting dignitaries about the coalition’s goals, achievements and the initiatives it has taken to fight terrorism in different forms.

He said the coalition represents an integrated system of intellectual and media initiatives and also aims to fight terror financing to effectively root out this menace. The IMCTC chief said the coalition aims to enhance cooperation and coordination among member states.

Simonnet said the EU looks forward to enhance cooperation with the Islamic military alliance in different fields.

Al-Moghedi also presented the EU ambassador with a memento.

The IMCTC is an alliance of 41 countries that forms a pan-Islamic unified front in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

In coordination with the relevant authorities in the member countries, it promotes best practices, advances legal, regulatory, and operational frameworks, and facilitates information sharing to curb terror financing.

It also aims to assist member countries to enhance their military capabilities to fight terrorism.

The intellectual aspect specializes in preserving the universal message of Islam, promoting the values of moderation, tolerance and the preparation of targeted messages to counter radical ideology.

The media side is based on producing digital, media and other informative content to refute the rhetoric and claims of terrorist organizations and extremists.