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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Holds Official Talks With South Africa’s Zuma

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Saudi Arabia’s Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held official talks in Riyadh on Sunday with South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma.

At the outset of the meeting, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques delivered a speech in which he welcomed President Zuma and the accompanying delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, reported local press.

According to the state news agency, SPA, King Salman hailed the close ties binding the two countries and their peoples in various fields, particularly in political, economic and military fields.

King Salman also noted that South Africa is one of the major trading partners of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

King Salman also expressed his appreciation for the care given by South Africa to the region’s issues, particularly its stances towards the Palestinian cause, SPA reports.

“We stressed the importance of continued cooperation and consultation on international and regional issues, particularly the reforms in the United Nations Organization and the fight against terrorism and extremism,” King Salman was reported as saying.

Regarding the Syrian crisis, King Salman said that Saudi Arabia hopes that international efforts will resolve the crisis in accordance with Geneva I decisions.

“In Yemen, we hope that peace and security are achieved, and that Yemeni-Yemeni consultations sponsored by the United Nations will achieve a political solution based on UN Security Council resolution No. 2216,” King Salman said, according to SPA.

“In Yemen, we hope that peace and security are achieved, and that Yemeni-Yemeni consultations sponsored by the UN will find a political solution based on UN Security Council resolution No. 2216,” added the king, reported Arab News.

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