The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, reiterated his country’s firm stance on the Palestinian issue and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
King Salman received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday in his palace in Riyadh, where the two sides held a session of talks on the recent developments in the Palestinian territories.
In earlier comments, Palestinian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Bassem al-Agha, said that developments in the Palestinian issue and Jerusalem would be the main focus of the Saudi-Palestinian summit talks in Riyadh, pointing to the Saudi firm stance on the Palestinian cause.
The Palestinian leader arrived in the Kingdom on Tuesday night. King Salman held a luncheon banquet in his honor.