Foreign Minister receives Hamas political chief

January 3, 2010

Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal received Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal in Riyadh today. During their meeting they discussed developments in Arab and Palestinian affairs.

At a press conference afterwards, Prince Saud said that the aim of the meeting was to remove doubts over the roles being played in the region, adding that the Palestinian cause is of great concern to both the Kingdom and the Arab nation.

For his part, Meshaal said that the aim of his visit was to discuss developments in the Palestinian arena with the Kingdom, which “has a long history of supporting the Palestinian cause.” He stressed that Arab security is important to Palestinians and denied news reports of a relationship between Hamas and militants in Yemen.