The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the Cabinet's weekly session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah this afternoon.
King Salman began the meeting by expressed his appreciation to the leaders of friendly countries and Saudi citizens for their condolences on the death of Prince Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz.
The Royal Court announced today the death of Prince Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. Funeral prayers for his soul will be performed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday following Isha (evening) prayer.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, met in Jeddah today with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. During the meeting, they discussed means of enhancing bilateral relations as well as the developments in the Middle East and joint efforts in the fight against terrorism and extremism. The meeting was also attended by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador-designate to the US; and Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir.
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shukri, Bahrain's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash and Kuwait's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah met in Jeddah today with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. During the meeting, they discussed all aspects of the crisis with the State of Qatar.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain issued a joint statement, which reads as follows:
The four countries value the efforts of the United States of America in the fight against terrorism and its financing and the full and solid partnership embodied in the Arab-Islamic-American Summit, which has established a firm international position to confront extremism and terrorism regardless of its source and origin.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the Cabinet's session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Monday afternoon.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz sent a condolence and consolation cable to Egyptian President Abdulfattah Al-Sissi on Sinai terror victims.
In his cable, King Salman expressed utmost sorrow on hearing the twin bombings in northern Sinai and extended condolences to the president and strongly expressed denouncing and disapproving of the two heinous and criminal acts, affirming the Kingdom stance besides Egypt and its fraternal people against all those who are trying to affect its security and stability.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz has said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is determined to firmly face whoever dares to harm its stability and security and get him accountable and punished. This came in telephone calls to the parents of two policemen who were martyred in a terrorist attack in Al-Musawara district of Awamiyah in Qatif Governorate yesterday.
Lance Corporal Adel bin Faleh bin Ayed Al-Otaibi and Corporal Abdullah Traiki Al-Turki were killed when their patrols were hit by two projectiles from unknown attackers.
The Ministry of Interior announced today that a security patrol was exposed to a terrorist attack in Al-Naserah District in Qatif Province, injuring two officers. The patrol car was attack by explosives as it was passing a building under construction. The ministry said that security authorities begun investigations of terrorist attack.
Head of the Saudi Delegation to the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, announced today that of Saudi Arabia will host the G20 Leaders' Summit in 2020 under the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz.