By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met Saudi Arabia’s King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday night.
The Saudi King welcomed the president and his delegation to Saudi Arabia, while President Ghani expressed his happiness over visiting the Kingdom and his host.
During the meeting, both sides discussed and reviewed relations between the two countries, ways of developing and strengthening them in various fields and the latest developments in Afghanistan.
Later, the king hosted a luncheon in honor of the Afghan president and the accompanied delegation.
The meeting and luncheon were attended by Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qassabi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir, and a number of senior Saudi and Afghan officials.
Meanwhile President Ghani also met Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Interior of Saudi. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries, in addition to a number of issues, including security cooperation in the service of both countries.
President Ghani arrived in Jeddah on Saturday, and immediately went to perform Umrah as part of his trip.