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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques receives Secretary General of the GCC. SPA

Jeddah – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz has received at al-Salam palace in Jeddah the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States, Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani.

During the meeting, they reviewed a number of issues on the GCC joint action.

Later, King Salman received the Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of the Republic of Djibouti to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dhia Eddin Said Bamakhrama and the heads of diplomatic groups accredited to the Kingdom including: Ambassador of Eritrea and Head of African Group Mohammed Omar Mahmoud, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman and Head of Arab Group Ahmed bin Hilal al-Busaidi, Ambassador of Argentina and Head of South American Group Jaime Sergio Sarda, Ambassador of Austria and Head of European Group Gregor Koessler, Ambassador of Singapore and Head of Asian Group Lawrence Anderson, Ambassador of New Zealand and Head of Oceania Group Hamish McMaster, and Ambassador of Canada and Head of North American Group Dennis Horak.

During the reception, the ambassadors conveyed to the King the congratulations of the leaders of Arab, Islamic and friendly countries and all members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Kingdom on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, reported Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

For his part, the King sent his greetings to their leaders, praying to Allah Almighty for returns of this holy month of Ramadan to Islamic and Arab nations and the whole world with welfare, peace and prosperity.

Both meetings were attended by Minister of State and Cabinet’s Member Ibrahim al-Assaf and Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir.