Saudi Mediation Leads to Successful Prisoner Swap Between Russia, Ukraine

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
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Saudi Mediation Leads to Successful Prisoner Swap Between Russia, Ukraine

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)

The Saudi Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday the success of a mediation, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, for a prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine.

Moscow released ten prisoners from Morocco, the United States, Britain, Sweden and Ukraine.

The Ministry stressed that the move reflects Crown Prince Mohammed’s ongoing efforts in adopting humanitarian initiatives in the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.

It added that the concerned authorities in Saudi Arabia transported the prisoners from Russia to the Kingdom and are working on returning them to their homes.

The Ministry expressed the Saudi government’s gratitude to its Russian and Ukrainian counterparts for their cooperation and response to the efforts carried out by Crown Prince Mohammed to release the prisoners.



Saudi Arabia Extends Condolences to Kuwait over Victims of Mangaf Fire

File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat
File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat
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Saudi Arabia Extends Condolences to Kuwait over Victims of Mangaf Fire

File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat
File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat

 

Saudi Arabia has expressed profound sorrow over the tragic loss of lives and injuries caused by a fire in Kuwait's Mangaf district, the Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday.
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, sent separate cables of condolences to Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
They expressed deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the Emir and to the families of the victims and to the people of Kuwait, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
In an official statement, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed Saudi Arabia’s deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the families of the victims, as well as to the government and people of Kuwait.
The Ministry reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s solidarity with Kuwait during this difficult time and extended heartfelt wishes for the safety and well-being of Kuwait, its citizens, and all residents within its borders.
At least 35 people died and 15 others were injured in an apartment building fire in Mangaf area in Kuwait’s southern Ahmadi Governorate, the country's state-run news agency reported Wednesday.