2001 News Story

King Fahd congratulates Iranian President, British PM

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz has sent a cable of congratulations to Iranian President Muhammad Khatami on his re-election for a second term of office, saying this reflects the confidence bestowed on him by the Iranian people. Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz and Second Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector-General Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz sent similar cables.

The Saudi leadership also congratulated Tony Blair on his re-election as Prime Minister of Great Britain, affirming the friendship and close relations between the two countries, and noting their common interests in boosting these relations and achieving peace and security in the Middle East and worldwide.