Independent Palestinian state stressed

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Riyadh airport on Monday. (SPA)

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman held talks with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas in Riyadh on Monday and reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s support for the Palestinians to establish an independent state.

“King Salman affirmed the Kingdom’s solid stand on the Palestinian issue and the Palestinians legitimate right to have independent state with Jerusalem as its capital,” said an official statement carried by SPA.

The Saudi leader also stressed the Kingdom’s efforts to establish a just and lasting peace in the Middle East and urged the international community to take effective steps to protect the Palestinians from unending Israeli aggression.

King Salman and President Abbas reviewed the current situation in the occupied Palestinian territories. Abbas thanked the Saudi government and people for their continuous support to the Palestinians.

Crown Prince Muqrin, deputy premier, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar and National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah attended the talks.


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