Riyadh – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received at Al-Yamamah Palace on Sunday, President of Federation Council of Federal Assembly of Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko.
During the meeting, they reviewed relations between the two countries and prospects of bilateral cooperation.
The audience was attended by Speaker of Shura Council Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh, Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Musaed bin Mohammed al-Aiban, Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz al-Assaf, Minister of Culture and Information Adel bin Zaid Altoraifi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir and Russian Ambassador to the Kingdom Sergei Kozlov.
King Salman also received at the palace credentials of a number of ambassadors of Islamic, Arab and friendly countries accredited to the Kingdom.
The Custodian welcomed the ambassadors and sent his greetings to the leaders of their countries, wishing them all success in their missions to enhance relations between the Kingdom and their countries.
They are the ambassadors of Republic of Macedonia (non-resident); the United Republic of Comoros; Federal Republic of Germany; Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Republic of Sudan; Republic of South Sudan; Kingdom of Netherlands; Kingdom of Sweden; Republic of France; Republic of Chad; Republic of Cuba; Republic of Lithuania (non-resident); European Union delegation; Republic of Yemen; Republic of Equatorial Guinea; Republic of Paraguay (non-resident); United Mexican States; Republic of South Africa; Republic of Russian Federation; Kingdom of Spain and Republic of Malawi (non-resident).
For their part, the ambassadors conveyed the greetings of their leaders to the King, expressing their thanks for receiving them and the warm welcome and generous hospitality accorded to them, stressing their keenness to strengthen relations between their countries and the Kingdom in various fields.
The handing-over ceremony was attended by Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Musaed bin Mohammed al-Aiban, Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz al-Assaf, Minister of Culture and Information Adel bin Zaid al-Toraifi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir, and a number of officials.