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Jeddah – The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz sent a message to Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa inviting him to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit and the Arab, Islamic and US summit to be hosted in Saudi Arabia.

King Salman also sent summit invitations to King of Jordan Abdullah II bin al-Hussein, King of Morocco Mohammed VI, Yemeni President Abd Rabbou Mansour Hadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Algerian President Abdulaziz Bouteflika, President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou, and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid al-Qasabi handed the message to King Hamad. He conveyed to King Hamad greetings and wishes from King Salman for further progress and prosperity to the people of Bahrain.

King Hamad expressed his appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the kind invitation and tremendous efforts to enhance joint GCC action and the Arab and Islamic issues, lauding the solid relations between the two countries and the ever-progressing cooperation and coordination between them in various fields. He sent his greetings to the King wishing the brotherly Saudi people further progress and prosperity, reported Saudi Press Agency.

King Hamad stressed that Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of King Salman, represents the main pillar of security and stability in the region, and its protective shield thanks to the strenuous efforts it has exerted for the sake of defending Arab interests and preserving Arab countries’ cohesion and unified stances.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz has sent a message to President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, inviting him to attend the GCC Summit and the Arab, Islamic and United States summit to be hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Qasabi delivered the King’s invitations to UAE President to Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of the UAE Presidency Affairs.

During an audience held by King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Saudi Minister of State Isam bin Saad bin Saeed handed him King Salman’s invitation to attend the Arab, Islamic, and US summit to be hosted by the Kingdom.

King Abdullah II stressed that his country attaches great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia, emphasizing his keenness to enhance these relations in various fields to the interest of the two countries. He also sent his greetings to the Custodian wishing Saudi people more progress and prosperity.

During a meeting with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita, Saudi FM Adel al-Jubeir delivered the King’s invitation to King Mohammed VI to attend the Arab, Islamic, and US summit.

The two foreign ministers also discussed bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest.

Minister Qasabi also met with Turkish President Erdogan and delivered the King’s invitation to the summit. He conveyed greetings of the Custodian to the president, government, and people. In turn, the Turkish president sent his greetings to King Salman, Saudi government, and people.

Saudi ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al Jaber met with the Yemeni President and delivered an invitation from King Salman to attend the Arab, Islamic, and US summit.

During the meeting, Yemeni president thanked the Custodian for this kind invitation, lauding the great efforts exerted by King Salman in supporting the Arab and Islamic unity as well as his efforts in enhancing relations with the international community and the world in the interest of the peace, security, and stability.

The President also hailed the wisdom of the Saudi leadership, lauding the Kingdom’s brotherly stances supporting Yemen in various attitudes and circumstances, according to SPA.

Furthermore, the Custodian sent a message to President Abdulaziz Bouteflika of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, inviting him to attend the summit. The message was handed over by FM Jubeir during the meeting with President of the National Assembly of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Abdulqader bin Saleh.

Saudi ambassador to Niger Turki bin Naji al-Ali met with President of Niger Issoufou and delivered the King’s message to attend the summit. The Saudi ambassador conveyed greetings of the Custodian the President of Niger, wishing the people of Niger more progress and prosperity. In turn, the President sent his greetings to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

The President expressed his appreciation of King Salman for his great efforts in supporting the Islamic nation’s unity and stressing depth of relations between the two countries in all fields.

Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh al-Awwad to the Premier of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and invited him to the Islamic, and US summit to be hosted by Saudi Arabia.

The Pakistani PM stressed that Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, emphasizing his keenness to enhance these relations in various fields in the interest of the two countries, SPA stated.

The PM added that Pakistan and the Kingdom have identical viewpoints on most regional and international issues and they are working side by side in the service of their common interests and objectives. He praised the pioneering roles being played by the Kingdom under the leadership of the Custodian in support of regional and global security, stability, and peace, as well as its pivotal roles in Arab and Islamic world.

The meeting was attended by the Chargé d’Affaires of the Saudi Embassy in Pakistan, Counselor Marwan bin Ridhwan Mirdad, and a number of senior Pakistani officials.

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