(MENAFN - Arab News) Crown Prince Salman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, paid a visit here today evening to Qatari Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Crown Prince Salman was received by Qatari Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani.
Following the reception, the Qatari-Saudi Coordination Council held its fourth session which was co-chaired by Crown Prince Salman and Qatari Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
On the Saudi side, the session was attended by Prince Mohammed bin Naif, Minister of Interior; Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chief of Crown Prince's Court and Special Advisor to the Crown Prince; Minister of State and Cabinet Member Dr. Musaed Al-Aiban; Minister of Finance Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf; Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohieddin Khoja; and Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah.
On the Qatari side, the session was attended by Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani and a number of ministers.
At the beginning of the session, Qatari Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani delivered a speech in which he welcomed Crown Prince Salman and the accompanying delegation.
Then, Crown Prince Salman delivered a speech in which he said 'I am pleased to convey the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, and to Your Highness; and his wishes for the State of Qatar and its people of further progress and prosperity; and his keenness that this fourth session of the Qatari-Saudi Coordination Council would strengthen prospects for cooperation between two countries.'
The Crown Prince commended Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani's fraternal feelings and his keenness to deepen fraternal ties between us for the good of our countries and peoples. He also expressed his thanks and appreciation for the warm and hospitality reception extended to the Saudi side, and the good preparation and organization of this meeting.
Crown Prince Salman cautioned against the challenges that facing the region and the world, stressing the need for joint action in various fields and deepen the approach of consultation and coordination in order to reach a common vision to deal with these challenges and in a way that achieves the interests of the two countries' peoples and be beneficial to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Arab and Islamic nations, referring in this context, to the call of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques at 32nd session of the GCC Supreme Council for the transition from the stage of cooperation to the Union in a strong cohesive entity that meets the aspirations of the GCC citizens.
The Crown Prince expressed his confidence that this session of the Saudi-Qatari Coordination Council will add positive steps towards wider scopes.
During the session, the Council reviewed various issues of common interest.
Following the meeting, Crown Prince Salman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, and Qatari Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani attended the signing ceremony of a number of agreements between the two countries.
Then, the Crown Prince graced a dinner banquet held in his honor by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
The dinner banquet was attended by the official delegation accompanying the Crown Prince and a number of sheikhs, ministers and senior civil and military officials.