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Prince Saud Al-Faisal meets with U.K. foreign secretary

Saudi Minister for Foreign Affairs Prince Saud Al-Faisal met on Friday with Mr. Robin Cook, Foreign Secretary for the United Kingdom.  Addressing a press conference following the meeting, Prince Saud said his talks were in the framework of the annual meeting that takes place between himself and the British foreign secretary during the General Assembly of the United Nations, and focused on a number of bilateral, regional, and international issues.  Prince Saud added that Mr. Cook had raised the issue of the two British nurses who are on trial in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and said:  "I made it clear to Mr. Cook that the judiciary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an independent body and the two British nurses will receive a fair trial, and that any interference in the on-going judicial procedures will further complicate them".