King Salman receives president of UAE’s Federal National Council in Jeddah

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King Salman received the President of the UAE’s Federal National Council Amal Abdullah Al-Qubaisi and other council members at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA)
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King Salman received the President of the UAE’s Federal National Council Amal Abdullah Al-Qubaisi and other council members at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA)
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King Salman received the President of the UAE’s Federal National Council Amal Abdullah Al-Qubaisi and other council members at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA)
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The meeting was attended by Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Shoura Council Speaker Abdullah Al-Asheikh, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf, and cabinet member Musaed Al-Aiban. (SPA)
Updated 15 May 2019
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King Salman receives president of UAE’s Federal National Council in Jeddah

JEDDAH: King Salman received the President of the UAE’s Federal National Council Amal Abdullah Al-Qubaisi and other council members at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Wednesday.
During the meeting, they reviewed the close relations between the two countries and areas of cooperation between the Saudi Shoura Council and the UAE Federal National Council.
The meeting was attended by Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Shoura Council Speaker Abdullah Al-Asheikh, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf, and cabinet member Musaed Al-Aiban.


OIC foreign ministers meet to discuss Israeli actions in Al-Quds

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OIC foreign ministers meet to discuss Israeli actions in Al-Quds

JEDDAH: The expanded extraordinary meeting of the executive committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was held at the headquarters of OIC in Jeddah on Wednesday to discuss the Israeli violations in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf.

Addressing the opening session, OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen thanked the host country, led by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for facilitating the holding of this meeting at this critical time.

Al-Othaimeen said that the meeting comes in light of the escalation of Israeli policies aimed at Judaizing Al-Quds city, concealing its monuments, attempting to change its legal, historical and political status and isolating it from its Palestinian surroundings, citing the repeated Israeli attacks targeting Al-Aqsa Mosque, including the closure of its gates.

The executive committee of the special meeting issued a final statement, which reads as follows: “The Executive Committee at its Extraordinary Open-ended Meeting at the level of Foreign Ministers held at the headquarters of the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 to consider the escalation of the Israeli colonial violations in an attempt to change the historical and legal status of the Holy City of Al-Quds.”

In its statement, the committee expressed its concern at the continued attempts to change the historical and legal status of the occupied city of Al-Quds and the transfer of the diplomatic missions of some states to it, condemning any positions, actions and decisions being aimed at changing the status of the occupied city of the holy city.

In its strongest terms, the OIC Executive Committee condemned the escalation by Israel of its colonial actions in Al-Quds Al-Sharif and its attempts to alter the character and demographic composition of the city, including its recent attempt to falsify historical facts and its opening of the so-called “Jewish Pilgrims Route,” which extends from Birket Silwan to the Wall of Al-Buraq under Palestinian homes in the town of Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is a clear violation of international law and relevant international resolutions.