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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Saudi Leadership Congratulated on Success of Hajj

Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
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Saudi Leadership Congratulated on Success of Hajj

Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received on Tuesday messages of congratulations from Arab leaders on the success of this year’s Hajj.  

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa sent King Salman separate cables of congratulations.  

They credited the success of the Hajj to the grace of God Almighty and the generous care of King Salman and his government and its institutions to ensure that pilgrims can perform their rituals in tranquility and safety.  

Sheikh Mishal praised the progress of the expansion work carried out at the Grand Mosque, and the introduction of smart services and technologies at all holy sites to meet the needs of pilgrims and facilitate their performance of the Hajj.  

He praised the significant role of Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region, and Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz for their tireless efforts and the coordination among all sectors concerned with Hajj affairs.  

He wished Saudi Arabia and its noble people further progress and prosperity under the wise and prudent leadership of King Salman.

Sheikh Mishal also sent a cable of congratulations to Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia.

UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah sent cables of congratulations to King Salman.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Saudi FM Meets with French President's Advisor for Middle East and North Africa

The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs met in Riyadh with the Advisor to the French President for the Middle East and North Africa. SPA
The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs met in Riyadh with the Advisor to the French President for the Middle East and North Africa. SPA
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Saudi FM Meets with French President's Advisor for Middle East and North Africa

The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs met in Riyadh with the Advisor to the French President for the Middle East and North Africa. SPA
The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs met in Riyadh with the Advisor to the French President for the Middle East and North Africa. SPA

Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah has met in Riyadh with Advisor to the French President for the Middle East and North Africa, Anne-Claire Legendre.

During the meeting on Thursday, they reviewed Saudi-French relations, ways to strengthen them in various fields, and the latest regional developments, particularly in the Gaza Strip.

The meeting was attended by Prince Saad bin Mansour Al Saud, Director General of the General Department for European Affairs at the Foreign Ministry.

Also Thursday, Prince Faisal received a written message from Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti Mahmoud Ali Youssouf pertaining to bilateral relations and ways to support and enhance them in various fields.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Eng. Waleed bin Abdulkarim El-Khereiji received the message during his meeting in Riyadh with Djibouti’s Ambassador Dya-Eddine Said Bamakhrama.

During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations and topics of common interest.