Saudi crown prince holds talks with Greek PM on official visit

Saudi crown prince holds talks with Greek PM on official visit
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is greeted by Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is greeted on arrival in Athens by Greek Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Athens on an official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Athens on an official visit. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Athens on an official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Athens on an official visit. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Athens on an official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Athens on an official visit. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Athens on an official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Athens on an official visit. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Athens on an official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Athens on an official visit. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Athens on an official visit. (SPA)
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Updated 27 July 2022

Saudi crown prince holds talks with Greek PM on official visit

Saudi crown prince holds talks with Greek PM on official visit
  • Agreements in the fields of investment, science, technology, and the military were signed during the visit
  • Prince Mohammed thanked Greece’s PM for the warm welcome he received

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during an official visit to the country on Tuesday.

“I’m very glad to be in Greece and very thankful for the warm welcome which means a lot to me and Saudi Arabia,” Prince Mohammed said.

A welcome ceremony was held in honour of the crown prince and both leaders inspected the honor guard.

Agreements in the fields of investment, science, technology, and the military were signed between both countries on Tuesday evening.

Memoranda of cooperation regarding the military and economy were also signed.

Prince Mohammed was received on arrival in Athens by Greece's Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikrammenos.

 (Video: Twitter/@EKHNews_EN)

The crown prince is visiting Greece and France and will discuss bilateral relations and ways to enhance them in various fields with the leaders of both countries. He will also discuss issues of common interest.

The visits come in response to invitations extended to Prince Mohammed and on the directives of King Salman who is keen to communicate with and strengthen relations between the Kingdom and friendly countries in all fields.


Saudi king, crown prince offer condolences on death of Musharraf

People attend the funeral prayer of Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf, in Karachi. (AP)
People attend the funeral prayer of Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf, in Karachi. (AP)
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Saudi king, crown prince offer condolences on death of Musharraf

People attend the funeral prayer of Pakistan’s former President Pervez Musharraf, in Karachi. (AP)
  • Musharraf was buried in his hometown of Karachi on Tuesday after he passed away in hospital in Dubai on Sunday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday sent cables of condolences to the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi after the passing of former President Pervez Musharraf.

Musharraf was buried in his hometown of Karachi on Tuesday after he passed away in hospital in Dubai on Sunday.

He had been living in self-imposed exile in Dubai since 2016 after suffering a rare organ disease.

The king and crown prince prayed for the deceased and offered their condolences to his family and the people of Pakistan.


Saudi king, crown prince direct operation of air bridge after Turkiye quake

Emergency team members search for people in a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. (AP)
Emergency team members search for people in a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. (AP)
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Saudi king, crown prince direct operation of air bridge after Turkiye quake

Emergency team members search for people in a destroyed building in Adana, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023. (AP)
  • The assistance provided stems from the keenness of the Saudi leadership to support those affected by the devastating earthquake in Syria and Turkiye: KSrelief chief

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday directed the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center to operate an air bridge to help earthquake victims in Syria and Turkiye.

A magnitude 7.8 quake hit Turkiye and neighboring Syria early on Monday, toppling thousands of buildings including many apartment blocks, wrecking hospitals, and leaving tens of thousands of people injured or homeless.

The bridge will help provide health, shelter, food, and logistical assistance to mitigate the effects of the earthquake on people in Syria and Turkiye.

The king and crown prince also ordered the organisation of a charity campaign through KSrelief’s Sahem Platform.

The assistance provided stems from the keenness of the Saudi leadership to support those affected by the devastating earthquake in Syria and Turkiye, the Supervisor General of KSrelief Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah said.

He added that various food, shelter, and medical aid will be provided in support of rescue efforts.

Search teams and aid poured into both Turkiye and Syria on Tuesday as rescuers working in freezing temperatures dug through the remains of buildings flattened by a powerful earthquake. The death toll soared above 6,200 and is still expected to rise.


Saudi ambassador to Yemen meets UN envoy

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber meets with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg. (SPA)
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber meets with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg. (SPA)
Updated 07 February 2023

Saudi ambassador to Yemen meets UN envoy

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber meets with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg. (SPA)
  • The two officials reviewed the Kingdom’s political, economic, developmental, and relief efforts to support the Yemeni government and people

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber met with the UN Special Envoy for Yemen Hans Grundberg in Riyadh on Tuesday.

The two officials reviewed the Kingdom’s political, economic, developmental, and relief efforts to support the Yemeni government and people.

They also discussed ways to strengthen and support UN efforts to reach a comprehensive political solution to end Yemen’s crisis and support its security, stability, and development.

Grundberg said he also met with the new Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Jasem Al-Budaiwi and senior Saudi officials to discuss ways to expand economic and humanitarian measures, and to progress toward a national ceasefire and an inclusive Yemeni-owned political process under UN auspices.


Saudi crown prince discusses bilateral relations with Italy PM during call

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. (File/SPA/AFP)
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. (File/SPA/AFP)
Updated 07 February 2023

Saudi crown prince discusses bilateral relations with Italy PM during call

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. (File/SPA/AFP)

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed bilateral relations with Italian premier Giorgia Meloni during a telephone call on Tuesday.

Prince Mohammed and Meloni also discussed opportunities for joint cooperation and ways to develop them in a number of fields.


Saudi Cabinet expresses solidarity with quake hit Turkiye and Syria

Saudi Cabinet expresses solidarity with quake hit Turkiye and Syria
Updated 07 February 2023

Saudi Cabinet expresses solidarity with quake hit Turkiye and Syria

Saudi Cabinet expresses solidarity with quake hit Turkiye and Syria

RIYADH: The Saudi cabinet voiced its solidarity with Turkiye and Syria following the devastating earthquakes that ripped through the border area  between the two countries killing thousands and injuring thousands more.

The statement was made during Tuesday’s weekly Saudi Cabinet meeting, chaired by King Salman, as the death toll exceeded 5,000, with tens of thousands more injured.

But international agencies like the WHO said the casualty number would grow significantly to thousands more.

The Cabinet statement published via the state news agency SPA said “the Kingdom expressed its solidarity” with the countries impacted by the earthquakes.

The first quake – of a magnitude 7.8 - struck the border area between Turkiye and Syria at about 4a.m. local time on Monday causing buildings to topple to the ground, their occupants caught unaware as they slept.

The second – 7.7 magnitude - quake struck the same area shortly before 2p.m. local time as search and rescue workers dug frantically through the rubble to find survivors.

There were two further earthquakes of a magnitude 5.6 and 5.7 on Tuesday morning as well as 312 aftershocks since the first quake struck.

The Cabinet also praised the bilateral ties between the Kingdom and Iraq and reiterated the Kingdom’s support for efforts made by the Iraqi government to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for its people.

It also reviewed reports on regional and international conferences recently held in Saudi Arabia to keep pace with the rapid developments and contribute to finding solutions to global challenges.