The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today strongly condemns the attack which took place in the train station in Brussels, Belgium.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz today issued a number of royal orders, including the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister. The Crown Prince will continue in his role as Minister of Defense and other missions assigned to him.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud was named as Minister of Interior, and Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Salem was appointed as Deputy Minister of Interior at the rank of Minister.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Iraq issued today the following joint statement:
At the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Prime Minister of Republic of Iraq Haider Al-Abadi paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday, 24 Ramadan 1438 AH (19 June 2017).
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the meeting held by the Council of Ministers, on Monday evening at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah.
King Salman briefed the council on the results of his meeting with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain, Yemeni President Abdurbo Mansour Hadi, his talks with the Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abbadi and the phone calls received from Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Teresa May and Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Nasser Bourita.
The Foreign Ministry today condemned the terrorist attack that took place on worshipers leaving the Finsbury Mosque in London yesterday. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry offered its condolences to the families of the victims and UK government and people, and expressed his country's firm rejection of all forms of terrorism and extremism.
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.