The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received a telephone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin today. During the call, the bilateral relations on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Saudi-Russian diplomatic relations were discussed in addition to the review of the latest developments in the region
An official source said that throughout its history, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has consistently provided support to Arab and Islamic countries and that the Lebanese Republic has always had a large share of this support and assistance.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has consistently stood by Lebanon in all its difficult stages and supported it without any discrimination among its sects and groups.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques had a telephone conversation today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in which King Salman expressed sincere condolences on the victims of the terrorist attack in the Turkish capital yesterday and expressed the Kingdom's strong condemnation of such acts.
The Saudi National Campaign to Support Syrian Brothers has distributed over 26,000 pieces of winter clothing to Syrian families in the cities of Salt and Ramtha in Jordan, and the Hasbia region in Lebanon.
The Saudi National Campaign for the Relief of the Somali People signed a contract with the International Mandik Company to rehabilitate war-damaged hospitals in Somalia.
The Ministry of Interior warned citizens and expatriates not to participate in television programs that illegally solicit donations.
Director General of Public Relations and Media at the Ministry of Interior Major General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Marol said that some television channels use methods to raise funds, including the call for collecting donations for charitable projects, in addition to introducing programs with the aim of transferring money.
Dr. Al-Marol also said that promoting, funding and participating in such programs violate Saudi law.
Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir reiterated Saudi Arabia’s support for a political solution to the crisis in Syria that does not include President Bashar Al-Assad.
In a televised interview today with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Minister Al-Jubeir said “a man who’s responsible for the murder of 300,000 plus people, the displacement of 12 million people, the destruction of a country, is a man with absolutely no future in this country.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir met today with his Russian counterpart Serge Lavrov at the sidelines of the International Syria Support Group meeting in Munich. During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and developments at the regional and international arena.