2006 News Story

King Abdullah condoles Mubarak on ferry tragedy

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has offered condolences to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on the sinking of the Egyptian ferry Al-Salam 98, and the death of a large number of its passengers.  “On behalf of the people and government of Saudi Arabia, we would like to offer our condolences, and we pray to Almighty God to grant mercy to victims of the incident," King Abdullah said in a cable to President Mubarak.  Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz sent a similar cable of condolence to President Mubarak.