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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Razak at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held talks here Sunday with visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Najib Razak on major international and Islamic issues and explored prospects of expanding cooperation between the two key OIC countries.

The two leaders also discussed “the racial discrimination and ethnic cleansing” against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and stressed the need to stop these human rights violations on the basis of the resolutions taken by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the US.

“The meeting also reviewed the Kingdom’s efforts in providing humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya Muslims,” said an official statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

The premier conveyed his condolences to the king on the death of Princess Jawahir bint Abdul Aziz.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, and other senior officials, including Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Culture and Information Minister Adel Al-Toraifi, and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, attended the talks on the Saudi side.

On the Malaysian side, the participants were: Anifah Aman, Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and Interior Minister Ahmad Hamidi.

Crown Prince Mohammed held separate talks with the Malaysian premier on ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in different fields.

They also reviewed the latest developments in the region and around the world.

Razak arrived in Jeddah on Saturday and was received at the airport by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, who later hosted a dinner in honor of the prime minister.

A large number of princes and officials attended the banquet.

Meanwhile, King Salman received a message from Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, which was handed to the king by Kuwaiti Ambassador Sheikh Thamir bin Jabir Al-Sabah.


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