GCC Supports Peaceful Efforts Aimed at Resolving Russian-Ukrainian Crisis

The GCC Secretary General meets with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. Asharq Al-Awsat
The GCC Secretary General meets with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. Asharq Al-Awsat
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GCC Supports Peaceful Efforts Aimed at Resolving Russian-Ukrainian Crisis

The GCC Secretary General meets with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. Asharq Al-Awsat
The GCC Secretary General meets with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. Asharq Al-Awsat

The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Jasem Albudaiwi, said Thursday that the GCC countries support the peaceful efforts to resolve the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.

He also stressed the importance of resuming the grain export agreement from Russia and Ukraine across the Black Sea to facilitate the export of grain, food, and all humanitarian supplies that would contribute to providing food security for affected countries.

This statement came during the Secretary General's meeting with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Anatolii Petrenko, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat in Riyadh.

During the meeting, the Secretary-General stressed that the GCC's position concerning the Russian-Ukrainian crisis is based on the principles of international law and the Charter of the United Nations, the preservation of the international order based on respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of states, non-interference in their internal affairs, and non-use or threat of force.

The two officials discussed ways to strengthen GCC-Ukrainian relations in a way that contribute to serving common interests.



Saudi Arabia Extends Condolences to Kuwait over Victims of Mangaf Fire

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File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat
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Saudi Arabia Extends Condolences to Kuwait over Victims of Mangaf Fire

File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat
File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat

 

Saudi Arabia has expressed profound sorrow over the tragic loss of lives and injuries caused by a fire in Kuwait's Mangaf district, the Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, sent separate cables of condolences to Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
They expressed deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the Emir and to the families of the victims and to the people of Kuwait, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
In an official statement, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed Saudi Arabia’s deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the families of the victims, as well as to the government and people of Kuwait.
The Ministry reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s solidarity with Kuwait during this difficult time and extended heartfelt wishes for the safety and well-being of Kuwait, its citizens, and all residents within its borders.
At least 35 people died and 15 others were injured in an apartment building fire in Mangaf area in Kuwait’s southern Ahmadi Governorate, the country's state-run news agency reported Wednesday.