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Saudi King Salman delivers opening speech at Shoura Council

Monday 19/November/2018 - 03:45 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Hassnein Tayea
King Salman gave his annual speech at the opening of the third year of the Shoura Council’s seventh session on Monday، Arab News reported.

Here are the highlights of his speech:

- King Salman said he looks forward to continuing efforts to strengthen cooperation between the Kingdom and Iraq.

- He said the country’s oil policy was based on cooperation and coordination with oil producers.

- The King said the kingdom was working with OPEC members and non-OPEC countries to achieve oil market stability.

- He said the Palestinian issue would remain the first issue until the Palestinians got their rights.

- He called for a political solution to the Syria crisis and an end to terrorist organizations.

- The King said Yemen’s internationally recognized government has agreed to participate in future peace talks in Sweden.

- He said Iran had always intervened in the affairs of its neighboring countries، and sponsored terrorism.

- He added the international community should put an end to Iranian activities which threaten the security and stability of the region.

- He said the Kingdom supports a political solution for Yemen، in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution and the Gulf initiative.

- He said the country stands with Yemen and that this was not an option، but a duty to counter the Houthi militia.

- He has asked Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to focus on developing human resources and preparing young people for future jobs.

- Goals for development plans in the Kingdom are being achieved at a satisfactory rate.

- King Salman said Saudi citizens are the main engine of development in the country.

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