Saudi attorney general visits King Fahd center in Argentina

Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General at the King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center in Buenos Aires. (SPA)
Updated 20 September 2019

Saudi attorney general visits King Fahd center in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES: Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General Sheikh Saud bin Abdullah Al-Mua’jab visited the King Fahd Islamic Cultural Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which is affiliated to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.
He toured the center and was briefed on its departments, activities and programs. He also visited the center’s mosque and school and met a number of students of different nationalities.
Al-Mua’jab expressed his thanks to those in charge of the center, who are trying to spread the teachings of Islam and to renounce extremism, working to highlight the status and civilization of the Kingdom to visitors.
He pointed out the efforts of the government of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in serving Islam, Muslims and the Two Holy Mosques. He also praised the efforts of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance under the leadership of Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh in developing the center and carrying out its mission to serve Islam and spread moderation.


Saudi Arabia, Russia sign agreements during Vladimir Putin visit to Riyadh

Updated 14 October 2019

Saudi Arabia, Russia sign agreements during Vladimir Putin visit to Riyadh

  • King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcome Russian leader at Al-Yamamah Palace
  • 20 deals of cooperation were signed between the two countries

DUBAI: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Riyadh on Monday on his first visit since 2007, and was welcomed to Al-Yamamah Palace by Saudi King Salman as well as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar earlier personally welcomed the Russian leader as he disembarked from his aircraft at King Khalid International Airport.

An official welcoming ceremony was held in honor of Putin and various agreements were signed between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Russia including an oil cooperation pact.

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Some 20 agreements were signed between the two countries, in a ceremony overseen by the king, crown prince, Putin and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.

Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF and Saudi Arabia's SALIC signed an agreement to team up in searching for investment projects in the Russian agricultural sector, RDIF said in a statement on Monday.

A string of multi-million-dollar investment contracts were also signed in the aerospace, culture, health and advanced technology sectors.

Putin’s “long-awaited” visit will include discussions on “further cooperation to stabilize prices on the world carbohydrate market” as well as the situation in Syria, the Gulf and Yemen.

The Russian leader, in an interview with Arab broadcasters and aired on Sunday ahead of his arrival, described the “very good relations” with the Saudi leadership.

“We consider Saudi Arabia a friendly nation. I have very good relations with both the King and the Crown Prince,” Putin said, and noted the improved bilateral relations between both countries.

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Putin in the interview likewise condemned the Sept. 14 attacks on Aramco facilities, and said “such actions do not bring any positive results to anybody, including perpetrators,” as they do not have a strong effect on the market.

“We condemn any such actions, end of story. This is the official position … regardless of who stood behind the incident,” the Russian president commented.

A forum attended by Saudi Arabian and Russian business leaders and government officials earlier Monday resulted in the signing of several agreements between companies of both countries.

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