By Arab News
Saudi Arabia’s Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has been awarded Palestine’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, for his services to the Palestinian people.
Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas conferred the award on the king at a meeting held at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
This was followed by talks between the two on developments in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The king reaffirmed the Kingdom’s position of continued support for the Palestinian cause and the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. Abbas thanked the king for his support.
The king hosted a lunch in honor of Abbas and his delegation.
The reception and lunch were attended by a number of princes and senior officials, including Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdulaziz, minister of state, and adviser to the king.
Others included Minister of State and Cabinet Member Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf and Culture and Information Minister Adel Al-Toraifi.
Abbas left the country from King Khaled International Airport later in the day, and was seen off by several officials.