Saudi FM Mobilizes Int’l Support to Recognize State of Palestine

The Foreign Ministerial Committee of Arabic and Islamic countries for Gaza meets in Madrid on Wednesday. (SPA)
The Foreign Ministerial Committee of Arabic and Islamic countries for Gaza meets in Madrid on Wednesday. (SPA)
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Saudi FM Mobilizes Int’l Support to Recognize State of Palestine

The Foreign Ministerial Committee of Arabic and Islamic countries for Gaza meets in Madrid on Wednesday. (SPA)
The Foreign Ministerial Committee of Arabic and Islamic countries for Gaza meets in Madrid on Wednesday. (SPA)

The Foreign Ministerial Committee of Arabic and Islamic countries for Gaza, led by Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, held talks in Madrid on Wednesday with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez international efforts to stop the Israeli war on Gaza and Rafah.

It stressed the importance of reaching an immediate ceasefire and allowing the entry of all humanitarian aid throughout Gaza.

Also present at the meeting were Spanish FM Jose Manuel Albares, Palestinian PM Mohammad Mustafa, Qatar's FM Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Jordan's FM Ayman Safadi, Türkiye’s FM Hakan Fidan and Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Hissein Brahim Taha.

The officials discussed the mechanism to address the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and the need for Israel to cease its unilateral illegal practices in the West Bank to pave the way for just comprehensive peace that safeguards the rights of the Palestinian people and achieves security in the region.

The gatherers praised Spain for recognizing the state of Palestine and its constant commitment to offer all forms of support to activate the recognition of the Palestinian state.

They underlined the urgent need to take the necessary steps to implement the two-state solution to establish a Palestinian state according to the 1967 border with East Jerusalem as its capital and in line with the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative and relevant international resolutions.



Saudi Leadership Congratulated on Success of Hajj

Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
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Saudi Leadership Congratulated on Success of Hajj

Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)
Muslim pilgrims walk on the second day of the devil stoning ritual, during the annual haj pilgrimage, in Mina, Saudi Arabia, June 17, 2024. (Reuters)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received on Tuesday messages of congratulations from Arab leaders on the success of this year’s Hajj.  

United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa sent King Salman separate cables of congratulations.  

They credited the success of the Hajj to the grace of God Almighty and the generous care of King Salman and his government and its institutions to ensure that pilgrims can perform their rituals in tranquility and safety.  

Sheikh Mishal praised the progress of the expansion work carried out at the Grand Mosque, and the introduction of smart services and technologies at all holy sites to meet the needs of pilgrims and facilitate their performance of the Hajj.  

He praised the significant role of Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region, and Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz for their tireless efforts and the coordination among all sectors concerned with Hajj affairs.  

He wished Saudi Arabia and its noble people further progress and prosperity under the wise and prudent leadership of King Salman.

Sheikh Mishal also sent a cable of congratulations to Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia.

UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah sent cables of congratulations to King Salman.