The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today rejected an offer by Turkey to set up a military base on Saudi territory. In a statement carried the Saudi Press Agency, the Kingdom said it “cannot allow Turkey to establish military bases on its territories” and noted that the Kingdom has no need for this since its armed forces and military capabilities are at the best level and it has military presence in a number of countries, including the Incirlik Air Base.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received at Safa Palace in Makkah this evening Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral relations between the kingdom and Turkey and discussed developments in the region.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz held talks with the Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abbadi at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah today. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and discussed regional developments.
The Foreign Ministry today strongly condemned the terrorist attack in a restaurant in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, which killed and wounded a number of people. In a statement, the Ministry offered the Kingdom’s condolences to the families of the victims and the Somali government and people.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir met today with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington, D.C. Before the meeting, Minister Al-Jubeir commented on the situation in Qatar, emphasizing that there is no blockade in place.
The Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense received today a telephone call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
During the conversation, they reviewed bilateral relations, latest developments in the region, and the joint efforts of the two countries in combating terrorism, extremism and financing terrorist organizations to achieve security and stability in the region.
The first shipment anti-cholera drugs donated by the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSrelief) to treat the cholera epidemic arrived in Aden. The aid contains 550 tons of medicines and medical supplies, and is part of the medical convoy that the Center recently conducted to address the cholera epidemic in Yemen.
Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received today a telephone call from US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. During the telephone conversation, they discussed the current situations and latest developments in the region.
The US Secretary of Defense lauded Saudi Arabia's active role in combating terrorism and countering extremism.
The two sides looked forward to more work for unifying international efforts in order to achieve security and stability in the region.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah this evening.
The Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received a telephone call today from U.S. President Donald Trump. During the conversation, the historical ties between the two friendly countries as well as the developments of situations in the region and the world at large were discussed.