Saudi ambassador to London praises UK ties at national day celebration

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Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Britain, Prince Khalid bin Bandar, praised UK-Saudi relations at a national day celebration in London. (AN Photo/Sarah Glubb)
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Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar, welcomed guests to the 89th National Day ceremony in London. (AN Photo/Sarah Glubb)
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Several Arab and international diplomats, dignitaries, British and Saudi government and non-government representatives and friends and citizens of the Kingdom attended the national day celebrations. (AN Photo/Sarah Glubb)
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Several Arab and international diplomats, dignitaries, British and Saudi government and non-government representatives and friends and citizens of the Kingdom attended the national day celebrations. (AN Photo/Sarah Glubb)
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Several Arab and international diplomats, dignitaries, British and Saudi government and non-government representatives and friends and citizens of the Kingdom attended the national day celebrations. (AN Photo/Sarah Glubb)
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Several Arab and international diplomats, dignitaries, British and Saudi government and non-government representatives and friends and citizens of the Kingdom attended the national day celebrations. (AN Photo/Sarah Glubb)
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Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the UK, Prince Khalid bin Bandar, welcomed guests to the 89th National Day ceremony in London. (AN Photo/Sarah Glubb)
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Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Britain, Prince Khalid bin Bandar, praised UK-Saudi relations at a national day celebration in London. (AN Photo/Sarah Glubb)
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Several Arab and international diplomats, dignitaries, British and Saudi government and non-government representatives and friends and citizens of the Kingdom attended the national day celebrations. (AN Photo/Sarah Glubb)
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Several Arab and international diplomats, dignitaries, British and Saudi government and non-government representatives and friends and citizens of the Kingdom attended the national day celebrations. (AN Photo/Sarah Glubb)
Updated 24 September 2019

Saudi ambassador to London praises UK ties at national day celebration

  • Prince Khalid bin Bandar said the Kingdom would be showing a lot more in the coming future
  • Saudi Arabia is celebrating its 89th national day

LONDON: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Britain praised relations with the UK at a national day celebration in London on Monday.
Prince Khalid bin Bandar also said the Kingdom would be showing a lot more of “what we have to offer” in the coming years.

Arab and international diplomats, and British and Saudi officials came together with Saudi citizens for the celebration of the 89th National Day at Lancaster House in the West End of London.
It was the first time Prince Khalid, who was appointed ambassador in July, has hosted the national day ceremony in the UK’s capital.
The ambassador said the “relationship between Saudi Arabia and the UK goes back before the 89 years since the creation of the Kingdom, and we have enhanced and extended vast development to improve the relationship between our two great countries.”
Prince Khalid also gave a special thanks “in the true spirit of a national united front” to Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabian Airlines and the Misk Foundation, whom supported the ceremony. 
“They are among the best of Saudi Arabia, but not all that you can get from Saudi Arabia, and for the next few years, we’ll be showing you what we can do and what we have to offer,” he added.

Khaled Al-Duwaisan, Kuwait’s ambassador to the UK and dean of the diplomatic corps, said it was an honor to be among his Saudi friends at the event. 
“Saudi Arabia achieved great progress and prosperity to its people. It is the base of stability in our area as Saudi Arabia is the biggest Gulf state with their origin and their location. We congratulate them for this day, because it is our celebration, not just their celebration,” he told Arab News.
The Mayor of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Will Pascall, expressed his great honor to be invited to celebrate the national day. 
“My congratulations go to the king, the crown prince and all the people in Saudi Arabia,” he told Arab News.


King Salman receives Kuwaiti deputy PM

Updated 43 min 43 sec ago

King Salman receives Kuwaiti deputy PM

  • During the meeting, the king conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
  • King Salman also received the credentials of a number of ambassadors to the Kingdom on Wednesday

RIYADH: King Salman on Wednesday received Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister, who conveyed the greetings of the Kuwaiti emir.
During their meeting in Riyadh, the king also conveyed his greetings to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The audience was attended by Saudi Minister of State Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Ali Al-Khalid Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and a number of officials.
Also on Wednesday, King Salman received the credentials of a number of ambassadors to the Kingdom.
These included Ambassador of Guinea-Bissau Mamadou Sanou, Ambassador of Maldives Mohamed Khaleel, Ambassador of Cyprus Stavros Avgoustides, Ambassador of Malaysia Abd Razak Abdul Wahab, Ambassador of Sweden Niclas Trouve, Ambassador of Niger Abubakar Hassan Dan Sokoto, Ambassador of Singapore Wong Chow Ming, Ambassador of Slovenia Mateja Prevolse, Ambassador of Egypt Ahmed Farouk Mohamed Tawfiq, and Ambassador of Colombia Ana Milena Munoz de Gaviria.
The king welcomed the ambassadors to Saudi Arabia, sending his greetings to the leaders of their countries, wishing them success in their missions to enhance and develop relations between the Kingdom and their nations.
The ambassadors conveyed the greetings of their leaders to the king and stressed their keenness to enhance and develop relations between their countries and the Kingdom.