Crown Prince Naif chairs high hajj committee meetings, stresses Saudi Arabia’s efforts to achieve more success in coming hajj seasons

Prince Naif discusses recent developments with Mauritanian interior minister

Saudi Arabia signs cooperation agreement with Mauritania to combat crime

Minister of Defense Prince Salman visits Kharj region

Defense minister, deputy receive two messages from King of Spain

Crown Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, received Mauritanian Minister of Interior and Decentralization Mohamed Ould Boilil, who is currently paying a several-day visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

At the outset of the meeting, the Mauritanian minister conveyed the greetings of President Mohamed Ould Abdel-Aziz of Mauritania to the Crown Prince.

In turn, the Crown Prince conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to them.

During the meeting, they discussed issues of common interest between the two brotherly countries in addition to the latest developments in Arab, regional and international arenas.

The meeting was attended by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Salem, Mauritanian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Ould Mohammed Ould Abah and a number of officials.

Later, Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Interior, received the Mauritania Minister of Interior and the accompanying delegation.

Meanwhile, Crown Prince Naif, President of Hajj Supreme Committee, chaired a meeting of the Hajj Supreme Committee.

At the outset of the meeting, the Crown Prince conveyed the thanks of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to the members of the committee for the success of Hajj season of this year.

The meeting discussed the requirements for conducting the project of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques that aims at raising the capacity of the Tawaf place. The meeting also addressed a number of issues pertaining to Hajj and pilgrims affairs as well as the development projects in Makkah and the holy places.

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense, accompanied by Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense, visited Kharj Region Command.

Prince Salman was also accompanied by Prince Ahmad bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and Prince Bandar bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

Upon arrival at the venue, they were received by the Governor of Kharj, Prince Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz; the Chief of General Staff, General Hussein Al-Qabil; the Director General of the Office of Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Al-Bunyan; and Commander of Kharj Region, Major General Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Amer.

Prince Salman was briefed on the Region's Command and he toured the base's supplies and major maintenance.

Also, Prince Salman received a message from Spain's King Juan Carlos.

The message was delivered to Prince Salman during his meeting with Spanish Secretary of State for Defense Constantino Mendez Martinez.

They also discussed a number of issues of common interest between the two friendly countries and the latest developments at regional and international arenas.

The meeting was attended by the Director General of the Office of the Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Al-Bunyan, Spanish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pablo Bravo, and Saudi Military Attaché in Spain Brigadier Abdullah bin Hazel Al-Shammari.

Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense, received a message from Spain's King Juan Carlos. The message was delivered to the Prince during his meeting with Spanish Secretary of State for Defense Constantino Mendez Martinez.

They also discussed a number of issues of common interest between the two friendly countries.

The meeting was attended by the Spanish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pablo Bravo, and the Saudi Military Attachأ© in Spain Brigadier Shammari.

Meanwhile, King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan received in Amman visiting Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of King Faisal Center for Islamic Research and Studies, who conveyed to the Jordanian king the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

An official statement said King Abdullah II sent his greetings to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, wishing him continuous health and happiness and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia steady progress and prosperity.

During the meeting, aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields were discussed in addition to current developments in the region.

The meeting was attended by a number of Jordanian officials and the Saudi ambassador to Jordan Fahd bin Abdulmohsen Alzaid.

Jordan's Prime Minister Awn Al-Khasawneh received Prince Turki who is currently on a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

During the meeting, they discussed a number of issues concerning ways to boost relations between the two countries.

On the other hand, The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has strongly condemned Israeli settlement activities and measures to turn East Al-Quds (Jerusalem) into a purely Jewish city.

In an address on Tuesday at the Geneva United Nations headquarters marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Hisham Badr, who is also Egypt’s permanent observer to UN, stressed NAM’s support for the Palestinian application for full membership in the UN and called to enable the Palestinians to exercise their right for self-determination, according to a report of Palestine News and Information Agency WAM.

Representative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Suleiman Sheikh, said in his speech that the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People coincides this year with extremely difficult conditions due to Israeli violation of international resolutions and its siege and arrest policies against the Palestinians.

Suleiman Sheikh condemned Israeli practices to make the land Jewish and for its non-compliance with international law and human rights. He demanded a stern position against the Israeli settlement activities on Palestinian land.

The Arab League general secretary, Nabil el-Araby, said in a speech read by head of the Arab League office in Geneva, Sa’d al-Fararjy, that Israel insists to continue its settlement activities, besiege Gaza, and take steps to turn East Jerusalem into a Jewish city, along with other grave violations.

He called on the international community to take immediate action to put a stop to Israeli policies and to enact strict and effective measures to restore stability in the region.