SAUDI ARABIA

Arab, Islamic states rejection of Congress report growing

Gulf capitals affirm Saudi Arabia is the pillar of moderation, tolerance and peace

February 27, 2021
GCC Secretary General Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf expressed his support for the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding the report that was submitted to the US Congress.
GCC Secretary General Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf expressed his support for the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding the report that was submitted to the US Congress.

CAIRO/RIYADH — The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States and the Arab Parliament led a growing number of Arab and Islamic states in rejecting the report submitted to the US Congress about killing of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi while supporting the statement issued by the Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry regarding the report.

In Cairo, the Arab Parliament affirmed its support for the statement issued by the Kingdom’s Foreign Ministry regarding the report that was submitted to the US Congress about killing of Khashoggi, expressing its categorical rejection to prejudice the sovereignty of Saudi Arabia and everything that would prejudice its leadership and independence of its judiciary.

The Arab Parliament stressed the pivotal role that Saudi Arabia plays, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the Crown Prince, in consolidating security and stability in the Arab region and at the regional level.

It also stressed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's policy in support of maintaining international peace and security, and its main role in combating terrorism, violence and extremist ideology, as well as consolidating and spreading the values of moderation and tolerance at all levels.

In Riyadh, GCC Secretary General Dr. Nayef Falah Mubarak Al-Hajraf expressed his support for the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding the report that was submitted to the US Congress about the murder of Khashoggi.

The GCC Secretary General affirmed his appreciation of the great and pivotal role played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in enhancing the regional and international security and peace, its great role in combating terrorism, and supporting international community efforts exerted to fight it and drying up its sources.

He also pointed out that the report was no more than an opinion unsupported by any decisive proofs, stressing that what the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is doing, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince, in supporting regional and international security and peace as well as combating terrorism, is a well-established and appreciative historical role.

He also expressed his support for all measures that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia takes in order to maintain its rights, enhancing its gains and supporting its role in enhancing the culture of moderation and mediocrity.

In Aden, the Republic of Yemen expressed its absolute solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's leadership and people, and its full support for the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's statement, regarding the report that was submitted to the US Congress about the murder of Khashoggi.

In a statement carried by the Yemeni News Agency (SABA), the Yemeni Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates affirmed the pioneering role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince, and their strong keenness on the security and stability of the region and world peace.

It also expressed its categorical rejection of everything that would prejudice the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its figures and independence of its judiciary.

In Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) expressed its support for the Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry’s statement regarding Khashoggi.

In a statement on Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed its confidence in and support for the Saudi judiciary, as well as Saudi Arabia's commitment to enforcing the law with transparency and integrity, and holding those responsible to account.

The Ministry affirmed the UAE's solidarity with Saudi Arabia in its efforts to maintain stability and security in the region and its key role in the axis of Arab moderation and security.

The Ministry expressed the UAE's rejection of any attempts to exploit the case or interfere in Saudi internal affairs.

Meanwhile, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs too expressed support to the Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry statement, regarding the report that was provided to the US Congress about the crime of killing Saudi citizen Khashoggi.

In a statement, Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs, affirmed the importance of the role which played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, regionally and internationally, in supporting the policy of moderation, the rejection of violence and extremism, and its constant endeavor to support security and stability, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the Crown Prince.

Kuwait also affirmed its categorical rejection of everything that would prejudice the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, Bahrain expressed its support for the statement of the Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, regarding the report that was provided to the US Congress on the crime of killing Khashoggi.

In a statement, Bahrain's Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed the importance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's fundamental role, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, its policy of moderation on the regional, Arab and international levels, and the efforts it exerts in strengthening regional security and stability as well as the Global economic growth.

Bahrain also expressed its rejection of everything that prejudice the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Republic of Djibouti too expressed its support for the statement of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, regarding the report that was provided to the US Congress about the killing of Khashoggi.

Djibouti stressed its rejection of everything that would undermine the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or represent interference in its internal affairs, stressing at the same time the centrality of the role that the Kingdom plays, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman and the Crown Prince, in establishing security and stability at the regional and international levels, combating terrorism, rejecting violence and extremism, and consolidating the values of tolerance, moderation.

Meanwhile, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi, special aide to Pakistan Prime Minister on Religious Harmony and Middle East, chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, said Saudi Arabia's leadership is respected by Pakistan and the entire Islamic world.

“Peace, security and stability of Saudi Arabia is dear to entire Muslim Ummah and Pakistan,” he said, adding, Pakistan supports Saudi Arabia on the Khashoggi issue.

“Jamal Khashoggi was a citizen of Saudi Arabia and all the respective circles and sections including the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, have expressed satisfaction on steps taken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the issue of Khashoggi.”

Ashrafi also underlined that any action against the security, stability and sovereignty of Saudi Arabia will not be accepted and tolerated. “A negative propaganda campaign is being made against the Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. The Crown Prince has reinforced the policies of to strengthen and stabilize the Islamic Arab countries. —SG/SPA


February 27, 2021
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