Wednesday, April 14

Politics

HRC President Receives Ambassador of EU to Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh, President of Human Rights Commission (HRC) Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad has discussed with Ambassador of the European Union to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Patrick Simonnet ways to enhance cooperation in the field of human rights between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the European Union. During the meeting, Dr. Al-Awwad stressed the depth of the joint relations and the importance of continuing cooperation to enhance these relations in all fields. He said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in light of its Vision 2030, has implemented many successive reforms in various fields of human rights, with the support and patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, noting the importance of such visits between the two sides to exchange views on ...

Lavrov, Shoukry stresses political track is only solution to crisis in Syria

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Cairo, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry reiterated the need to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria and preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Lavrov, at a press conference with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo on Monday, said that Russia has a common vision with Egypt regarding commitment to implementing UN Resolution No.2254 and preserving Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, respecting the right of the Syrian people to self-determination. Meanwhile, Lavrov affirmed that Moscow has confidence in the necessity for Syria’s return to the Arab League. In the same context, Shoukry pointed out to the need for Syria’s return to the Arab League to take its historic position and contribute to preserving Arab...

President of IsDB Meets with Chinese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

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Jeddah, President of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Dr. Bandar Hajjar met here today with Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Chen Weiqing. The meeting discussed the means of partnership between China and the IsDB in the fields of transferring knowledge, expertise, sciences, innovation, scholarships and laboratories for the IsDB member states.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

American Massachusetts Peace Action calls on US troops to end occupation of Syrian lands

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Washington, American Massachusetts Peace Action called on the US government to end US occupation of lands in Syria and to remove the economic sanctions imposed on the country. “The presence of American forces in Syria without the approval of Congress threatens our constitutional system and deprives the Syrian people from access to their areas of oil and wheat,” Peace Action said in a statement on Thursday. It affirmed that the terrorist war on Syria, was extended and prolonged due to the intervention of the United States of America, deepens the pain and suffering of the Syrians and exacerbate them through economic sanctions and cut off trade. Peace Action called on the US government to stop the military and diplomatic support for armed groups in Syria, noting that the weapons fall...

Deputy Minister of Defense meets with Yemen’s PM

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Riyadh, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Minister of Defense, has had talks in Riyadh with Yemen's Prime Minister Dr. Mueen Abdulmalik Saeed. During the meeting, which took place yesterday, efforts and initiatives of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia aiming to achieve security, stability and peace in the sisterly Republic of Yemen were reviewed and potentials and aspects of cooperation between the two countries discussed. During the meeting, the Deputy Minister of Defense confirmed that the deep-rooted fraternal ties binding the governments and peoples of the two countries of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Yemen are the bases upon which all the Kingdom's initiatives and positions towards this beloved neighboring country are emanating. For his part, the Yemeni Pr...

Syria calls for removing western coercive measures which target its citizens in their basic needs

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New York, Syria has called for removing Western unilateral, coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people that target their basic needs and affect the capability of different main service and economic sectors in performing their duties effectively. “The terrorist war which has been waged on Syria during the latest years left huge impacts on different aspects of the Syrians’ life,” Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Bassam Sabbagh, said in a statement to Security council in a session about “Measures regarding Mines.” Sabbagh added that despite liberation of wide areas of Syrian territories from terrorism, the danger still targets the souls of Syrians due to the existence of remnants of terrorist organizations in some regions, and the existence of wide regions planted with di...