Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince: AlUla Declaration strengthens GCC solidarity, security

Leaders from the GCC states at the 41st GCC Summit in AlUla. (SPA)
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Updated 05 January 2021

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince: AlUla Declaration strengthens GCC solidarity, security

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince: AlUla Declaration strengthens GCC solidarity, security
  • Crown prince thanked Kuwait and US for their efforts in helping broker the agreement

ALULA: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told the GCC Summit on Tuesday that an agreement to mend relations with Qatar stressed the importance of solidarity and security among Gulf, Arab and Muslim nations.

The Crown Prince said the AlUla Declaration would be signed during the summit of Gulf leaders in the northwestern city in Saudi Arabia.

The declaration “strengthens the bonds of friendship and brotherhood among our countries and peoples in order to serve their aspirations,” he said.

He added that that unity was needed to confront threats in the region, in particular those from Iran.

“Today, we are in utmost need to unite our efforts to advance our region and confront the challenges that surround us, particularly the threats posed by the Iranian regime's nuclear program, its ballistic missile program, its destructive sabotage projects as well as the terrorist and sectarian activities adopted by Iran and its proxies to destabilize the security and stability in the region,” the Crown prince said.

“These actions put us in a position to call the international community to work seriously in order to stop these programs and projects that threaten regional and international peace and security.”

He thanked Kuwait and the United States for their efforts in helping broker the agreement.

Kuwait announced on Monday that Saudi Arabia and Qatar would reopen their borders, a major step towards ending a dispute that started in 2017.


Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths
Updated 23 January 2021

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 4 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 357,728
  • A total of 6,350 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 4 deaths from COVID-19 and 197 new infections on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 78 were recorded in Riyadh, 43 in the Eastern Province, 36 in Makkah, 10 in Madinah, 5 in Asir, 3 in Jazan and 2 in Najran.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 357,728 after 203 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 6,350 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.