King arrives in Jeddah, hails Saudi ties

Thursday 6th Jul 2017

Manama, June 7 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa arrived in Jeddah on a visit during which he will meet Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud.

The two leaders will hold talks on strong historic relations, in addition to latest regional and international developments and issues of mutual interest.HM the King was received on his arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport by Saudi King’s Advisor and Makkah Governor His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi, Bahrain Ambassador to Riyadh Shaikh Humood bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa, Bahrain General Consul in Jeddah Ibrahim Al-Meselmani and Jeddah Governorate Secretary-General Dr. Hani Abu Ras.

HM the King expressed delight at meeting the Saudi leader to discuss latest regional developments and express thanks and appreciation for supporting the security and stability of Bahrain in confronting the flagrant Qatari and Iranian interference over centuries.

“The Qatari leadership’s interference, which targeted other Arab and Islamic countries, left us with no option but to take measures”, said HM the King, in a statement on his arrival.

He urged the Qatari leadership “to reconsider its policies and honour its commitments to avert chaos and end all subversive practices which threaten the security and safety of our countries and jeopardise the unity of our societies”.

HM the King said that relations would then be reinstated “for the good of our dear brethren in Qatar and for us all”.

“Bahrain has chosen, all along its history, solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to conserve religion, Arab identity, co-existence and tolerance and preserve its entity and good neighbourliness”, HM the King said.

AHN


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