Crown Prince Sultan receives message from Qatar’s Crown Prince

Second Deputy Premier attends Kuwait’s National Day celebrations and emir’s inauguration ceremony

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz patronizes ceremony to sign contract on Chair for Makkah History Studies

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Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General received a message from Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of the State of Qatar.

During an audience held at Al-Aziziyah Palace, the Crown Prince was delivered the message by Qatar's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ali bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud.

The audience was attended by a number of princes and officials.

Meanwhile, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met last week with Prince Naif Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior currently on a visit to Kuwait.

At the outset of the meeting, the Kuwaiti Emir asked Prince Naif to convey his greetings and congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud for his safe return to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after a successful therapeutic trip abroad.

The Emir also sent his greetings to Crown Prince Sultan Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General.

Prince Naif expressed his thanks to and appreciation of the Kuwaiti Emir for inviting him to attend Kuwait's national celebrations on the occasion of its 50th anniversary of independence, 20th anniversary of the liberation, and 5th anniversary of the ascension of the Kuwaiti Emir to power.

Prince Naif congratulated Kuwaiti government and people on these occasions.

During the meeting, they exchanged cordial talks and reviewed issues of common interest between the two sisterly countries.

The meeting was attended by Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense; Prince Khalid Ibn Sultan Ibn Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs; a number of senior officials; and Saudi Ambassador to Kuwait Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Fayez.

On behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Naif attended the national celebrations of the State of Kuwait on the occasion of its 50th anniversary of independence, 20th anniversary of liberation, and the 5th anniversary of the ascension to the power by Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah who patronized the celebrations including a military parade.

Coalition forces from Gulf, Arab and foreign countries which participated in the liberation of Kuwait, took part in the parade.

Saudi armed forces from Royal Saudi Land Forces and aircraft from Royal Saudi Air Force, which presented a number of air shows, also participated in the military parade.

The parade was attended by Prince Khalid Ibn Sultan Ibn Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs; Chief of Saudi General Staff Saleh bin Ali Al-Mohayya; a number of Saudi senior officials; and Saudi Ambassador to Kuwait Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Fayez.

Prince Naif left Kuwait on Feb. 27 after attending Kuwait's National celebrations.

At Kuwait International Airport, Prince Naif was seen off by Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense; Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah; Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs, and a number of officials.

Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, received Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, President of Berlin Parliament Walter Momper and the accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they exchanged cordial talks and reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Following the meeting, Prince Salman highlighted Saudi-German cooperation.

Prince Salman underlined Saudi Arabia's stability and security saying they are an important element for investment between the two countries.

Prince Salman also highlighted development of education in the country.

He hosted a dinner for Wowereit, Momper and the accompanying delegation.

The event was attended by a number of princes and officials.

In Riyadh, Prince Salman patronized the launching of 'Thamin' initiative for developing and rehabilitating architectural heritage sites in Riyadh province.

Prince Salman received a number of the founders of Thamin's funds in various governorates of Riyadh province in the presence of Prince Sultan Ibn Salman Ibn Abdulaziz, President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.

On the occasion, Prince Salman Ibn Abdulaziz expressed pleasure to meet the audience, pointing out that showing interest on our country's noble and ancient heritage means that we are keen on our history.

Prince Salman also received the Chairman of Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Company Howard Stringer and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they exchanged cordial talks and the Prince was briefed on the Company's training and employing of Saudi citizens and its future projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The meeting was attended by Prince Mohammed bin Khalid Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, Chairman of Faisaliah Group and Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Awwad Bin Saleh Al-Awwad, Advisor to the Governor of Riyadh Province.

Prince Salman also received Member of Board of Directors and Vice President of Global Water 'Aqualia' Company Miguel Jurado and his accompanying delegation.

The Prince was briefed on the Company, which is the third largest water company in the world, and its future projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Prince Salman also received Minister of Higher Education Dr. Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Anqari and his accompanying delegation on the occasion of signing an agreement between King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives and the Umm Al-Qura University for the establishment of Prince Salman Chair for Studies of History of Makkah at the University.

The delegation included the Foundation's Secretary General for Research and Archives Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Sammari; President of Umm Al-Qura University Dr. Bakri Matouk Assas; the University's Vice President for Businesses and Knowledge Innovation Dr. Nabil bin Abdulqadir Koushak; and Sheikh Dr. Saud bin Ibrahim Al-Shuraim, Dean of the University's Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies and Imam and Preacher of the Holy Mosque in Makkah.

During the meeting, they discussed a number of topics of interest to higher education in general, and Umm al-Qura University in particular.

Prince Salman, who is also Chairman of the Foundation's Board of Directors, patronized the signing ceremony of the agreement by Dr. Al-Sammari and Dr. Assas who expressed their thanks to the Prince for supporting the launch of this scientific chair and its research purposes.

Meanwhile, Minister of Justice, Dr. Mohammed Abdulkareem Al Eisa and Minister of Culture and Information, Dr. Abdulaziz Muhaydin Khoja patronized the opening ceremony of a two-day Forum on 'Judiciary and Information Media.'

The ceremony began with recitations of some verses of the Holy Quran.