Saudi Welcomes Turkey’s Acceptance of Joint Khashoggi Probe

Tuesday, 16 October, 2018 - 17:15
Asharq Al-Awsat

Saudi Arabia welcomed on Tuesday the Turkish presidency’s acceptance to form a joint probe to investigate the disappearance of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.

The Saudi government hailed Ankara for announcing that it would meet the Kingdom’s demand to form the probe that includes experts from both fraternal countries.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the cabinet session, which was held at the Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

He briefed the ministers on the telephone calls he held with US President Donald Trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Bahrain’s King Hamad Al Khalifa. The two monarchs stressed the historic bilateral ties that bind their Kingdoms and their keenness to bolster them.

The minister expressed its gratitude to all Islamic, Arab and friendly countries, organizations and parliaments for adhering to the voice of reason and seeking the truth instead of jumping to conclusions and exploiting rumors.

They then reviewed the stances made by the Kingdom before the United Nations General Assembly in New York where it had voiced its commitment to the organization’s principles and charter.

The government also reviewed the latest regional and international developments. The Kingdom strongly condemned the suicide attack that targeted electoral rallies in Afghanistan and bombings in Kenya and Somalia.

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