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Riyadh- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at his palace on Wednesday King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, the chairman of the World Scout Foundation (WSF), and his accompanying delegation.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques welcomed the Swedish King and the accompanying delegation in the Kingdom.

For his part, the Swedish King said he was pleased to meet with the Saudi King, expressing his gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the warm welcoming and generous hospitality.

Later that day, King Salman held a luncheon banquet in honor of the King of Sweden and his accompanying delegation.

The reception and the banquet were attended by Governor of Riyadh region Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz; Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz; Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed; President of Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz; President of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed; Governor of Diriyah Prince Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman; Advisor to the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Prince Faisal bin Turki bin Abdulaziz; Advisor at the Royal Court Prince Faisal bin Khaled bin Sultan and Prince Saud bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

On the other hand, King Carl Gustaf honored the heroes of Messengers of Peace, sponsors and supporters from around the world, recognizing their contributions toward serving their local communities through rescue and relief programs, training and awareness programs, confronting disasters, and extending help to needy people in respective areas.

Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al-Fahd, vice president of Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association and a member of the World Scout Committee, said that the Messengers of Peace program is patronized and supported by the Kingdom.

He said that the program is applied in more than 140 countries, noting that 40 million scouts working in different parts of the world have taken part in the Messengers of Peace program and have conducted more than 712 million hours of service.

Notably, the occasion of honoring the Messengers of Peace is an annual event for distinguished scouts, leaders and supporters shortlisted from around the world under the patronage of the king of Sweden for being the chair of the WSF.

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