By Arab News
Saudi Arabia’s Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman concluded a state visit to Qatar where he held talks with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Monday.
He was accorded a warm welcome by the emir at a traditional ceremony that was orchestrated in his honor.
The Qatari emir presented King Salman with the “Sword of the Founder.”
The king will be in Bahrain today to attend the 37th Gulf Cooperation Council summit.
Sheikh Tamim led well-wishers to welcome King Salman upon arrival in Doha on Monday on an official visit.
“I would like to extend on behalf of the people of Qatar and on my own behalf our sincere welcome and express our great pleasure over the visit of my brother, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, for whom we have deep affection, dearness and all appreciation, and we share with his kind people the most deeply rooted, strongest and well-established fraternal ties. We welcome him in his second country, Qatar, among his family and relatives,” Sheikh Tamim said in a statement.
“I do not need to stress in this context our intense pride over the strong … ties between Qatar and the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, laid by parents and grandparents…”