Saudi Arabia Stresses Firm Stance in Resolving Ukraine Crisis Peacefully

King Salman chairs the cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (SPA)
King Salman chairs the cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia Stresses Firm Stance in Resolving Ukraine Crisis Peacefully

King Salman chairs the cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (SPA)
King Salman chairs the cabinet meeting on Tuesday. (SPA)

The Saudi government stressed on Tuesday the Kingdom's firm position in supporting efforts to resolve conflicts through peaceful means. It also stressed the importance of the OPEC+ agreement in achieving balance and stability in the oil markets.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet meeting.

The ministers were briefed on the telephone call Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received from Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and their discussions that focused on aspects of cooperation and opportunities to develop them.

King Salman expressed his gratitude to the people of Saudi Arabia for their well wishes after he underwent medical tests last week. He briefed them on the talks he held in Riyadh on Monday with head of the transitional sovereign council of Sudan, Abdul Fattah al-Burhan.

The government reviewed the visit paid to Saudi Arabia last week by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It reviewed the talks he held with Crown Prince Mohammed and opportunities to expand bilateral relations with London.

The government condemned the attacks carried out by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen against Saudi civilian locations and vital economic installations. It deemed them a dangerous escalation that reflects the Houthis' response to the Gulf Cooperation Council initiative to hold intra-Yemeni consultations later in March.

The attacks underscore the Houthis' rejection of all international efforts to end the crisis in Yemen and reach a comprehensive political solution.

The government underlined Saudi Arabia's declaration that it will not bear responsibility for any global supply shortage as a result of Houthi attacks on its installations.

Houthi attacks against state-owned Aramco facilities over the weekend caused output to temporarily drop at a refinery.

The government called on the international community to assume responsibility in maintaining energy supplies and to be aware of the danger of Iran supplying the Houthis with ballistic missiles and drones.



Saudi FM: People of Gaza Subject to Ugliest Human Rights Violations

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah attends the G20 foreign ministers meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 21, 2024. (AFP)
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah attends the G20 foreign ministers meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 21, 2024. (AFP)
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Saudi FM: People of Gaza Subject to Ugliest Human Rights Violations

Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah attends the G20 foreign ministers meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 21, 2024. (AFP)
Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah attends the G20 foreign ministers meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 21, 2024. (AFP)

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah said on Monday the people of Gaza are being subject to the ugliest human rights violations, while warning that an Israeli assault on Rafah would have “catastrophic consequences.”

Speaking at the 55th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, he rejected the double standards being adopted in handling the war on Gaza.

He underlined the importance of the council in achieving its goals, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and for the international community to assume its responsibilities.

Prince Faisal also took part in the Conference on Disarmament (CD) high-level segment (HLS) at the UN headquarters.

He expressed Riyadh’s appreciation for the support its members showed to it in joining the conference as an observer.  

He highlighted the international community's concern about the deadlock in the conference, which remains unable to adopt a clear and comprehensive program of work to fulfill its mandate.

The minister said it is important to address the reasons the conference has reached an impasse, urging the need to avoid unilateral positions that hinder the prospects of achieving collective security.  

Prince Faisal emphasized the need for all states to demonstrate flexibility and political determination to allow the conference to carry out its role and expand membership.  

Moreover, the FM expressed the Kingdom’s regret that the State of Palestine’s request to join the CD as an observer was turned down, saying there was no legal justification for the decision.  

He added that Saudi Arabia has shown great interest in joining the agreements resulting from the work of the conference, primarily the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological Weapons Convention, reiterating the Kingdom's support for all regional and international efforts to ban all types of weapons of mass destruction.  

He further emphasized the need for all states to respect the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and to help make the Middle East a zone free of all weapons of mass destruction.  

This is a collective responsibility, not limited to the countries of the region, he declared.  

Furthermore, Prince Faisal underlined the Kingdom's support for ensuring the right of states to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in line with nuclear agreements and nuclear safety standards.  

He also stressed the Kingdom's position in support of the right to use outer space exclusively for peaceful purposes.

He welcomed increased cooperation to address current and future challenges in outer space and to reach decisions leading to reducing space threats by developing policies that comply with international law, the UN Charter, and relevant treaties and agreements.  

Prince Faisal called for continued efforts to achieve a balance between outer space security and its peaceful use, to ensure its safety, security, and sustainability, and the well-being of humanity.  

Prince Faisal met on the sidelines of the conference Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Murat Nurtleu, Swiss FM Ignazio Cassis and Colombian FM Luis Gilberto Murillo.  

The meetings focused on bilateral relations and regional and international developments of interest.


Tunisian President, Saudi Interior Minister Discuss Security Cooperation

Tunisian President Kais Saied receives Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz in Tunis on Monday. (SPA)
Tunisian President Kais Saied receives Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz in Tunis on Monday. (SPA)
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Tunisian President, Saudi Interior Minister Discuss Security Cooperation

Tunisian President Kais Saied receives Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz in Tunis on Monday. (SPA)
Tunisian President Kais Saied receives Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz in Tunis on Monday. (SPA)

Tunisian President Kais Saied received in Tunis on Monday Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud conveyed the greetings of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, to Saied, wishing to the government and people of Tunisia steady progress and prosperity.

They also reviewed relations and security cooperation between their countries.


Saudi Interior Minister Discusses Boosting Cooperation with Arab Counterparts 

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz meets with his Iraqi counterpart Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari in Tunis on Sunday. (SPA)
Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz meets with his Iraqi counterpart Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari in Tunis on Sunday. (SPA)
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Saudi Interior Minister Discusses Boosting Cooperation with Arab Counterparts 

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz meets with his Iraqi counterpart Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari in Tunis on Sunday. (SPA)
Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz meets with his Iraqi counterpart Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari in Tunis on Sunday. (SPA)

Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Minister of Interior and Honorary President of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, held on Sunday a series of meetings in Tunis with his counterparts from across the Arab world on boosting cooperation.

The officials were in Tunisia to take part in the 41st session of the Arab Interior Ministers' Council that will be chaired by Qatar and held on Monday.

Prince Abdulaziz held talks with his counterpart from Iraq, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, Palestine, Ziad Hab Al-Reeh, Jordan, Mazen Abdullah Al-Faraya, Egypt, Major General Mahmoud Tawfiq, and Djibouti, Saeed Noah Hassan


KSrelief's Masam Project Dismantles 727 Mines within a Week in Yemen

Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, seeks through the project to clear Yemeni lands of the mines that were randomly planted by the Houthis. SPA
Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, seeks through the project to clear Yemeni lands of the mines that were randomly planted by the Houthis. SPA
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KSrelief's Masam Project Dismantles 727 Mines within a Week in Yemen

Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, seeks through the project to clear Yemeni lands of the mines that were randomly planted by the Houthis. SPA
Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, seeks through the project to clear Yemeni lands of the mines that were randomly planted by the Houthis. SPA

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Project (Masam) for clearing mines in Yemen, dismantled, during the third week of February, a total of 727 mines across Yemen, including 134 anti-tanks and 587 unexploded ordnance.
Since the beginning of the project, as many as 433,333 mines have been dismantled.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by KSrelief, seeks through the project to clear Yemeni lands of the mines that were randomly planted by the Houthi militia, causing death and injury of innocent children, women, and the elderly.


Ninth Saudi Relief Plane Carrying Aid to Ukrainian People Arrives in Poland

The 80 tons of goods include generators and electrical appliances. SPA
The 80 tons of goods include generators and electrical appliances. SPA
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Ninth Saudi Relief Plane Carrying Aid to Ukrainian People Arrives in Poland

The 80 tons of goods include generators and electrical appliances. SPA
The 80 tons of goods include generators and electrical appliances. SPA

The ninth Saudi relief plane, operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) has arrived at the Polish airport of Rzeszów, located near the Ukrainian border, from where its payload will be transported across the Polish border into Ukraine.
The 80 tons of goods include generators and electrical appliances.
This assistance is in keeping with the Kingdom’s historic role in helping people around the world in times of crises.


Two Saudi Relief Planes Deliver Trucks, Forklifts to Aid Palestinian Relief Efforts in Egypt

The two aircraft carry on board two trucks and two forklifts. SPA
The two aircraft carry on board two trucks and two forklifts. SPA
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Two Saudi Relief Planes Deliver Trucks, Forklifts to Aid Palestinian Relief Efforts in Egypt

The two aircraft carry on board two trucks and two forklifts. SPA
The two aircraft carry on board two trucks and two forklifts. SPA

The 39th and 40th Saudi relief planes, dispatched by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) in coordination with the Ministry of Defense, arrived on Thursday at Egypt’s El-Arish International Airport.
The two aircraft carry on board two trucks and two forklifts, which were delivered to the Egyptian Red Crescent to facilitate the loading and transportation of relief aid arriving at El-Arish Airport destined for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip
This comes within the framework of the historical role of the Kingdom, known for its longstanding commitment to standing by needy countries and peoples around the world in various crises they face.


Saudi Ambassador to Canada Meets with Arab Counterparts

Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Ottawa, Canada can be seen. (File/AP)
Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Ottawa, Canada can be seen. (File/AP)
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Saudi Ambassador to Canada Meets with Arab Counterparts

Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Ottawa, Canada can be seen. (File/AP)
Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in Ottawa, Canada can be seen. (File/AP)

Saudi Ambassador to Canada Amal bint Yahya Al-Muallami has recently attended a meeting of the Council of Arab Ambassadors to Canada, SPA said on Friday.
The meeting focused on current developments in the Arab countries, particularly the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and the city of Rafah.
The participants have also discussed ways to strengthen and develop cooperation between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Canada.


MWL Secretary General Meets with US Congress Delegation, Pakistani Minister of Trade

MWL Secretary General Meets with US Congress Delegation, Pakistani Minister of Trade
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MWL Secretary General Meets with US Congress Delegation, Pakistani Minister of Trade

MWL Secretary General Meets with US Congress Delegation, Pakistani Minister of Trade

Secretary-General of Muslim World League (MWL) and Chairman of the Association of Muslim Scholars Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Isa received in Riyadh on Friday a delegation from the US Congress headed by Andrea Carson.

The officials reviewed issues related to strengthening friendship and cooperation among nations and peoples around the world amid unrest and the clash of civilizations.

The meeting praised the MWL conference that was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York that focused on building bridges between East and West and called for a more understanding and peaceful world.

The MWL reiterated its position on the Gaza war, denouncing the horrific killing of women and children in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law.

Also on Friday, Dr. Al-Isa received Pakistan’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Production and Acting Minister of Interior Dr. Jawhar Ijaz and Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Dr. Aftab Akbar Durrani.

The officials discussed a number of issues of common interest at the Islamic and international levels and prospects for bilateral cooperation.


Saudi Leadership Congratulates Sultan of Brunei, Emperor of Japan on Respective National Days

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. (SPA)
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. (SPA)
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Saudi Leadership Congratulates Sultan of Brunei, Emperor of Japan on Respective National Days

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. (SPA)
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. (SPA)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud sent on Friday a cable of congratulations to Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei on the anniversary of his country's National Day.

He wished the Sultan constant good health and happiness and the government and people of Brunei steady progress and prosperity.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, sent the ruler of Brunei a similar cable.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed also sent separate cables of congratulations to Japan's Emperor Naruhito on the anniversary of his country's National Day.

They wished him constant good health and happiness and the government and people of Japan steady progress and prosperity.


King Salman: Saudi Founding Day Celebrates History of Stability, Harmony 

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
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King Salman: Saudi Founding Day Celebrates History of Stability, Harmony 

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz stressed on Thursday that Saudi Arabia's Founding Day celebrates the state’s history of stability and the harmony between its leadership and people.

In a post on the X platform, he thanked God almighty for the “unity of this blessed nation and its people.”

He highlighted its 300 years of stability and history that are being commemorated on the occasion.

Saudi Arabia celebrates Founding Day every year on February 22.