Arab News – Vice Chairman of the Shoura Council Mohammad bin Amin Al-Jafri said that the Kingdom under Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman contributes to international peace and security and helps sustainable development of a number of developing countries.
He said Saudi Arabia does not intervene in the affairs of other countries and isn’t part of their struggles, but rather presents solutions to their problems.
He said that at all times, the Kingdom calls for dialogue and established the King Abdullah Center for Dialogue between Religions and Civilizations to spread the culture of communication and coexistence between nations, as is required by Islam.
Al-Jafri said that what is carried out by terror groups does not represent Islam, and that the Kingdom is concerned with communicating and coordinating with the international community to confront terrorism, reinforcing the fact that the Kingdom stands steadfast against barbaric terrorist actions and groups.
The comments were made when Al-Jafri received the Permanent Joint Committee of Foreign, Defense and Commercial Affairs of the Australian parliament, led by Teresa Gambaro, in his office in Riyadh on Thursday. The group discussed bilateral relations on many levels including the status of partnerships between Saudi and Australian companies to deepen economic, investment and commercial relations, as well as cultural and youth exchange programs.
Al-Jafri called for further easing of student visas to Australia especially for Saudi scholarship students who are going there to study in increasing numbers. He praised the relations between the Shoura Council and the Australian Parliament and appreciated the goals realized due to the parliamentary visits that serve the interest of both nations.
The Australian delegation noted how pleased they were to visit the Kingdom and the Shoura Council. They added that Australia is keen to develop bilateral relations in all untouched fields.