Heir Apparent, Saudi king hold bilateral talks
DOHA THE Heir Apparent His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani met the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud on Friday and discussed with him the brotherly bilateral relations and regional and international developments.
During his visit to Saudi Arabia, HH the Heir Apparent also met Saudi Crown Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who is also the deputy premier and minister of interior.
They reviewed the brotherly ties between the two countries and means of enhancing and developing them in the different fields.
They also discussed the latest regional and international developments.
Upon arrival at the Riyadh Airbase Airport on a day-long visit, HH the Heir Apparent and the accompanying high-level official delegation were welcomed by the Governor of Riyadh Province Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz al Saud.
Qatar’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia His Excellency Ali bin Abdullah al Mahmoud, Saudi Ambassador to Qatar HE Ahmed Ali al Qahtani and a number of senior military commanders and members of the Qatari embassy staff were present.
Expressing utmost delight at visiting his second homeland HH the Heir Apparent voiced confidence that the visit would further help enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse fields to the benefit of both sides. “My visit comes in response to a generous invitation from HRH Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz al Saud, the Saudi Crown Prince, the deputy premier and interior minister and in continuation to the approach of communication between the leaderships of the two countries,” HH the Heir Apparent said.
He conveyed the greetings and good wishes of HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani to his brother the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques who in turn entrusted HH the Heir Apparent with his greetings to HH the Emir and his wisheds of further growth in bilateral ties.
HH the Heir Apparent also attended a luncheon hosted by the Saudi Crown Prince in his honour.
The function was also attended by a number of princes, ministers, ambassadors of the two countries and a number of Saudi military commanders.