Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives Number of Arab, African Foreign Ministers

Wednesday 1440/4/5 - 2018/12/12
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Riyadh, Dec 12, 2018, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Yamamah palace here today the Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt Sameh Shukri; Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Djibouti Mahmoud Ali Yousef; Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Somalia Ahmed Issa Awad; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Al-Dakhiri; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen Ambassador Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Hadrami; and the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ambassador Zaid Mufleh Al-Lozi who are present in Riyadh to discuss the establishment of A Group of Arab and African Countries Bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

The Ministers conveyed to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques the greetings and appreciation of the leaders of their countries, and for his part, the King extended his greetings and appreciation to their leaders.

During the meeting, they discussed the prospects for cooperation among the concerned countries and the role of establishing the Group in enhancing security, stability, trade and investment in the region.

The audience was attended by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior; Minister of State and Cabinet's Member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban; Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir and Minister of State for African Countries Affairs Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Qattan.

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14:34 LOCAL TIME 11:34 GMT

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