King Salman affirms Saudi Arabia’s solidarity with Australia over bushfire crisis

King Salman affirms Saudi Arabia’s solidarity with Australia over bushfire crisis
King Salman also condoled the families of the deceased. (SPA)
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Updated 10 January 2020

King Salman affirms Saudi Arabia’s solidarity with Australia over bushfire crisis

King Salman affirms Saudi Arabia’s solidarity with Australia over bushfire crisis

RIYADH: King Salman called Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday to express his solidarity with the country during its bushfire crisis.

He confirmed the Kingdom’s readiness to provide assistance so Australia could overcome the disaster.

The king also expressed his condolences to the prime minister and families of the deceased, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

He said Saudi Arabia and its people shared the pain of Australians.

Morrison expressed his thanks and appreciation to King Salman and to the Saudi people for their empathy.

The catastrophic bushfires have killed at least 26 people and  destroyed more than 2,000 homes.