King Salman assures Palestinian President Abbas Saudi Arabia’s support

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has assured Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the Kingdom’s support for the Palestinian cause and people, according to a readout of their phone call on Friday.

According to an official statement, King Salman has also instructed Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Fahran to continue efforts at international forums to support the Palestinian position.

“We appreciate the Egyptian efforts and the efforts of the international parties to reach a ceasefire in Gaza and affirm the continuation of our endeavors to fulfill the aspirations of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state,” Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement following a ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel.

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