Al-Jubeir highlights Saudi-Romanian historic ties

Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir speaks during a symposium at Carol I University in Bucharest. (SPA)
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Updated 14 February 2020

Al-Jubeir highlights Saudi-Romanian historic ties

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir participated in a symposium at Carol I University in Romania’s capital city, Bucharest, on Thursday.

Al-Jubeir is currently on an official visit to the country, marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Romania.

During the symposium, Al-Jubeir highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts to achieve regional and global security.

Earlier, the foreign minister met Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and conveyed greetings from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the president, government and people of Romania as well as their wishes for steady progress, prosperity and stability. 

He also met Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban.

Al-Jubeir also met separately with Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Bogdan Aurescu; Cristian-Sorin Dumitrescu, chairman of the committee for foreign affairs of the Romanian Senate; and Biro Rozalia-Ibolya, chairwoman of the foreign policy committee of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies. 

King Salman meets Mauritanian president

Updated 27 February 2020

King Salman meets Mauritanian president

RIYADH: King Salman received Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani in Riyadh on Wednesday.

They discussed ways to develop and strengthen bilateral relations, especially in the economic and investment fields, as well as the latest regional developments. Later, the king hosted a luncheon in honor of the president and his accompanying delegation.

The king and Ghazouani also witnessed the signing ceremony of four agreements and memoranda of understanding between the two countries. They include cultural cooperation, civil service, and vocational and technical training.

On the Saudi side, the ceremony was attended by State Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz, Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan, among other officials. Mauritanian officials also attended.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Mauritania in December 2018, bolstering relations and renewing support for the country’s development efforts.

He expressed his “great satisfaction at the depth of the fraternal relations between the two brotherly peoples.”

Also on Wednesday, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune arrived in Riyadh. At King Khalid International Airport, he was received by Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar and a number of officials.