Saudi Deputy crown prince to Yemenis: ‘We're with you in every step to the last day of our lives’

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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with a Yemeni tribal leader in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with a Yemeni tribal leader in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
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Senior Yemeni tribal sheikhs gather at the Royal Court in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with a Yemeni tribal leader in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with a Yemeni tribal leader in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 07 April 2017

Saudi Deputy crown prince to Yemenis: ‘We're with you in every step to the last day of our lives’

RIYADH: Yemen represents “the strategic depth of the Arab nation” and “the origin of Arabs,” Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday in a speech during his reception of senior Yemeni tribal sheikhs at the Royal Court in Riyadh.
“The biggest mistake committed by the enemy is that it tried to infringe on the depth and basis of Arabs, the sisterly Republic of Yemen, which made all the Arab world alert to what is happening in Yemen,” he added.
“The table has turned in the past year and a half, not only in Yemen but throughout the Arab and Islamic worlds, as they (the enemy) made a mistake by touching… Yemen.”
Prince Mohammed said Yemenis do not need to be helped by their brothers, for if they mobilize and stand up they will wipe out the enemy and not stop until they reach its home.
“But we, your brothers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Arabian Gulf states, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Morocco and all over the Arab and Islamic worlds, cannot see the mobilization and standing up of Yemeni men without being beside them.
“We are with you in every step to the last day of our lives, as we were in the past and will be in the future.”
In his speech on behalf of the Yemeni tribal sheikhs, Sheikh Mufreh Buhaibih thanked the Saudi government under King Salman’s leadership for responding to the sheikhs’ desire to meet with the Saudi leadership, for supporting Yemeni legitimacy, and for what has been carried out by Arab Coalition forces to restore security and stability to Yemen and its people.


Saudi Arabia wins praise for showcasing ancient cultural heritage

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Saudi Arabia wins praise for showcasing ancient cultural heritage

  • It has introduced Saudi and Arab heritage to more than 5 million people across the world

RIYADH: Alessandra Capodiferro, director of the National Roman Museum, on Monday, expressed pride that her museum was hosting the exhibition “Roads of Arabia: Masterpieces of Antiquities in Saudi Arabia Across the Ages.”

The exhibition, which was inaugurated by Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah on Nov. 26, has already been hosted by a number of prominent international museums.

Capodiferro praised the international reputation achieved by the exhibition, which features many important artifacts, including hunting gear, weapons, jewelry, utensils made from precious metals, glass, alabaster, ceramics, sculptures and wall paintings — all of which are an expression of local production, trade exchange and cultural contact.

She said that the most important achievements of the research conducted in the Kingdom over the decades by Saudi specialists and archeological missions, including those headed by Italian teams, revealed the rich history of the Arabian Peninsula mentioned in ancient literature. Excavations conducted on these missions have led to the discovery of a significant number of artifacts dating back to several epochs — prehistoric, ancient, Roman Imperial and late antiquity.

The exhibition highlights the successive civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula, and provides examples of cultural interaction between Arab and Roman civilizations. It will continue for three months in Rome, its 17th station. Hosted in the most prominent international museums in European, American and Asian cities, it has introduced Saudi and Arab heritage to more than 5 million international visitors.