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ARAB, WESTERN DELEGATIONS CONTINUE TO EXTEND CONDOLONCES TO SAUDI ARABIA

RIYADH, Jan 26 — Leaders and representatives of Arab, Islamic, and Western countries have continued to flock to the Saudi capital Sunday to extend condolences over the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, who passed away on Jan 23.

Visiting delegations offered their condolences to King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Deputy Premier Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Crown Prince, Second Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

The Saudi leadership received condolences from Kuwait’s Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and MPs, Belgium’s King Philippe, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, Tanzania’s President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, and Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito.

Other delegations included Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, Prime Minister of Iraqi Kurdistan Nechirvan Barzani, Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmad bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud, Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Theni, and Libyan House of Representatives Speaker Aqila Saleh.

The Saudi leadership also received condolences from Bahraini Shura Council Chairman Ali Bin Saleh Al-Saleh, Commander of the Lebanese Army General Jan Qahwaji, Head of the Lebanese Democratic Gathering Walid Jumblatt, and Omani Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs Bader Bin bin Saud Al-Busaidi.

SOURCE: KUNA