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UN Secretary-General praises Saudi efforts to promote peace and stability

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz’s efforts to bring about regional stability and enhance global peace. He particularly cited the King’s efforts to reach a settlement on Darfur.

The secretary-general made the remarks at a luncheon hosted by the Saudi permanent delegation to the UN in honor of Saudi Ambassador to the US Adel A. Al-Jubeir in Washington yesterday.

At the event, Ambassador Al-Jubeir stressed Saudi Arabia’s support for the UN, its institutions as well as its humanitarian, economic, political and security efforts. He also praised the secretary-general’s contributions to enhancing the pillars of peace.

Also attending the luncheon was the current UN General Assembly chairperson, Sheikha Haya Al-Khalifa of Bahrain. She welcomed Saudi Arabia’s positive role in addressing the problems of the Middle East and Muslim world as well.

Guests at the luncheon included heads and members of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) delegations to the UN.