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King Salman Receives The Elders Group Delegation

King Salman Receives The Elders Group Delegation

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018 - 07:30
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives a delegation of The Elders Group. (SPA)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received at al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday a delegation of The Elders Group headed by former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.

During the meeting, they reviewed the Group's efforts in strengthening world peace and stability.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz and Minister of State Musaed bin Mohammed al-Aiban.

The Elders' delegation included: former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria Lakhdar Brahimi and Chief Executive Officer of the Elders Group David Nussbaum.

In other news, and on behalf of King Salman, Prince of Riyadh Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, will sponsor on Wednesday the ceremony honoring the winners of the King Salman bin Abdulaziz local award for memorizing, reading and interpreting the Quraan at its twentieth session in Riyadh.

Saudi Minister of Islamic Affairs Saleh bin Abdulaziz al-Sheikh lauded King Salman's sponsoring of the competition which brings young boys and girls from all over the Kingdom to compete in mastering the Holy Quran.

Sheikh indicated that the Kingdom has taken the book of God as its constitution, saying: "Saudi Arabia is the country of the Quran."

He added that the contest confirms that goodness is in the hearts of "our sons and daughters".

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