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King Salman Receives Presidents of Afghanistan, Gabon in Makkah - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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Makkah- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received at Al-Safa Palace on Saturday before Maghreb prayer President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba.

King Salman also received former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri; Defense Minister of Djibouti Ali Hassan Bahdon; Chairman of the Tunisian Renaissance Movement Sheikh Rashid Al-Ghannoushi and OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo.

They attended Iftar banquet with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

Moreover, the banquet was also attended by Emir of Makkah region Prince Khaled al-Faisal, advisor to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Turki al-Faisal; Prince Mansour bin Saud; Prince Saud al-Abdullah al-Faisal; Prince Talal bin Saud; Prince Khaled bin Fahd bin Mohammed; Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed; Prince Sattam bin Saud; Prince Mishari bin Saud, governor of Baha Region; Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage; Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, deputy premier and minister of interior, in addition to number of princes.

Following Isha prayer, King Salman performed funeral prayer on the soul of Prince Bader bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

The funeral prayer was also performed by Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and emir of Makkah Province; Prince Turki al-Faisal; Prince Mansour bin Saud; Prince Khaled bin Fahd bin Mohammed; Prince Sattam bin Saud; Prince Sultan bin Salman; and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, and a number of princes.

Then, King Salman and the brother and sons of the late Prince Bader received condolences from the princes. The king prayed to Allah Almighty to have mercy on the soul of the late Prince Bader.

On the other hand, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz discussed with Malaysian Minister of Defense Hishammuddin Hussein bilateral relations and means of supporting and enhancing them in all fields.

They also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, and the efforts exerted by the two countries towards them.

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