Algerian president welcomes visiting Saudi foreign minister

Algerian President Abdul Majeed Tabun welcomes Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Algiers. (SPA)
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Updated 07 February 2020

Algerian president welcomes visiting Saudi foreign minister

  • They reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and the latest regional and international developments

Algerian President Abdul Majeed Tabun received Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan, who is currently on an official visit to the north African country.

During the meeting in the Algerian capital Algiers, Prince Faisal conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the president, government and people of Algeria, and Tabun reciprocated.

They also reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and the latest regional and international developments.

Later, Prince Faisal handed over an invitation from King Salman for Tabun to visit Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Prince Faisal also highlighted similarities between the two nations, stressing the Kingdom’s keenness to coordinate with Algeria on issues relevant to the Arab and Islamic worlds.


Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia condemned

Updated 30 March 2020

Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia condemned

  • GCC Secretary-General Dr. Naif bin Falah Al-Hajraf says the ‘terrorist attack’ is not on Saudi Arabia alone, but also on Gulf security and stability
  • Attacks shows real threat posed by Houthis and Iranian regime supporting them: Coalition

RIYADH: The US on Sunday condemned the latest attempt by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen to target Saudi cities with ballistic missiles.

“As the world focuses on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives, the Houthis focused on doing the work of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force by attacking innocent civilians,” said John Abizaid, the US Ambassador to the Kingdom.

“We wish those injured in the attacks a speedy and full recovery.”

Two civilians suffered minor injuries from falling debris after Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed the Houthi missiles over Riyadh and the southern city of Jazan late on Saturday night.

Col. Turki Al-Malki, spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government, shows to the media on Sunday parts of the Houthi missile that was shot down over Riyadh the night before. (SPA)

The missile attacks at such a time showed the real threat posed by the Houthis and the Iranian regime supporting them, Saudi-led coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said.

GCC Secretary-General Dr. Naif  bin Falah Al-Hajraf said the “terrorist attack” was not on Saudi Arabia alone, but also on Gulf security and stability.  The GCC supported all measures the Kingdom would take to defend its land and protect its citizens, Al-Hajraf said, and he called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility in countering such acts.

The UAE also condemned the attacks, and said it stood with the Kingdom against every threat to its security and stability. The attack threatened global unity against the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE said.

 

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