TUNIS (Rahnuma) : King Salman received Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed at his residence in Tunisia on Saturday.
Chahed welcomed the king in Tunisia, describing the visit as a historic one. The monarch, who will head the Saudi delegation at Sunday’s 30th Arab League Summit in Tunisia, expressed happiness at his visit, and reaffirmed the depth of fraternal relations between the two countries.
They discussed cooperation in various fields, ways to enhance and develop bilateral ties, and regional and international developments.
On the Saudi side, the meeting was attended by Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Minister of State Dr. Musaed Al-Aiban, Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Commerce and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qassabi, Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Media Minister Turki Al-Shabanah, Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Qattan, and Ambassador to Tunisia Mohammed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali, among other officials.
Meanwhile, King Salman received an honorary doctorate in Arab and Islamic civilization from the University of Kairouan.
He received the doctorate during his meeting with Tunisian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Slim Khalbous and the university’s rector Dr. Hammadi Massoudi, among others.
The king also received the Golden Key of Tunis during his meeting with the city’s Mayor Souad Abdelrahim, who expressed her pride in his visit. The monarch thanked her and expressed pleasure in receiving the key.
Al-Qassabi met with Tunisian Commerce Minister Omar Behi. They discussed ways to boost bilateral ties in various fields, and issues of mutual interest.