Saudi Crown Prince, Uzbek President Discuss Bilateral Ties in Jeddah

Saudi Crown Prince and Uzbek President discussed bilateral relations and cooperation  (SPA)
Saudi Crown Prince and Uzbek President discussed bilateral relations and cooperation (SPA)
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Saudi Crown Prince, Uzbek President Discuss Bilateral Ties in Jeddah

Saudi Crown Prince and Uzbek President discussed bilateral relations and cooperation  (SPA)
Saudi Crown Prince and Uzbek President discussed bilateral relations and cooperation (SPA)

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Jeddah on Wednesday at Al-Salam palace.

The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields, in addition to reviewing a number of issues of common interest.

Following the talks, they witnessed the exchange of a number of bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding between the two countries.

The agreements, worth over SR45 billion ($12 billion), include deals in Islamic affairs, energy, tourism, air transport services, livestock, agriculture, sports, education, science, and media.

The two countries also signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of human rights.

The deals aim to explore investment opportunities, advance the partnership between the Saudi and Uzbek private sectors, encourage and enhance mutual investments in a number of target sectors.

A number of senior officials from both sides attended the discussions.

This came as Uzbekistan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ulugbek Maksudov praised the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan, saying the Kingdom was one of the first countries to recognize the independence of Uzbekistan and sign a memorandum of understanding for the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1992.

He hailed the Saudi Fund for Development role in supporting a large number of projects in Uzbekistan, stressing that one of the most important project has been the construction of the Samarkand-Gozar road, for which the fund has contributed $30 million of the total $100 million cost.

He said the Saudi Fund for Development has also helped funding the construction of schools and medical centers, and drilling wells in the country, in addition to projects in healthcare, education, energy, transport and public utilities development in Uzbekistan.



Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine

Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine
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Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine

Muslim World League Welcomes Armenia's Recognition of State of Palestine

The Muslim World League (MWL) welcomed Armenia’s decision to recognize the State of Palestine, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Saturday.

In a statement, MWL Secretary General Dr. Mohammed Al-Issa emphasized that this decision, along with similar ones, “clearly reflects a growing global recognition of the injustices faced by the Palestinian people and their fundamental right to self-determination and an independent state.”

He commended “the responsible and noble stance of all the countries that have taken this important and just step, urging all countries of the world to follow suit in support of the human and legal rights of the Palestinian people.”