Joint statement sanctions the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince to reinforce bilateral cooperation in all areas.
The joint communiqué sanctioning the working visit and friendship to Mauritania by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Selman bin Mohamed bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, vice president of the council of ministers, Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia, stressed the willingness of both countries to anchor bilateral cooperation in all fields and stressed that this visit comes within the framework rooted historical relations binding the two brotherly peoples as it reflects their common desire to deepen cooperation between them in all fields.
The statement which was read in the presence of the President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and His Highness the Crown Prince emphasized the position held by Mauritania now under the direction of Head of State, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz for progress, security and development and the great efforts by the authorities to uphold the security and stability in the Sahel region.
The statement read by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, reiterated the great satisfaction of both countries for the depth of fraternal relations and friendship between the two brotherly peoples and their commitment to constantly working to develop and strengthen them to serve the common interests of both parties.
The full text of this press release:
“In response to a kind invitation of His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and orientation of the Holy Places of Islam guard Her Majesty Selman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, his Highness the Emir Mohamed Ben Selman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Chairman of ministers, defense Minister of Saudi Arabia undertook an official visit to Islamic Republic of Mauritania on 24 Rabii Al Awwal 1440 corresponding to December 2, 2018.
The visit took place in the context of relationships rooted and historical ties that bind the two brotherly peoples as it reflects their common will to deepen cooperation between them in all fields.
During the visit His Excellency the President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and His Highness the Emir Mohamed Ben Selman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia had official talks that addressed bilateral relations and issues of common interest to the Arab, regional and international levels. The talks were marked by the identity of views of both parties on the issues raised.
His Excellency the President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and His Highness the Emir Mohamed Ben Selman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, expressed appreciation for the depth of fraternal relations and friendship between the two people and brothers renewed their commitment to work to develop and strengthen in the interests of the two brotherly countries.
In realization of this, a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed between the two parties in vital areas including the general hospital announced there shortly, on orientation of the holy places and repairing guard King Faisal mosque Allah covers it for His Mercy.
The talks between the two sides have also included a number of Arab and international issues of common interest.
The two sides reaffirmed their full support for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, headed the establishment of an independent state on the 1967 borders with its capital Al Quds west, according to the Arab peace initiative and the resolutions of international law relating thereto.
Regarding the issue of Yemen, both sides reaffirmed their support to efforts to reach a solution to the Yemeni crisis, in accordance with resolution 2216 of the Security Council as of 2015 and at the initiative of the country Gulf and its implementation mechanism and the comprehensive national dialogue in Yemen. They further reaffirmed their commitment to Yemen remain united, stable and keep the integrity of its territory.
The President of the Republic, His Excellency Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz reiterated the condemnation by the Islamic Republic of Mauritania of any threat against the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its strong condemnation of threats and ballistic attacks exposed the Kingdom Saudi Arabia.
His Excellency also praised the name of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the great efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to alleviate the suffering of the Yemeni people and to preserve the security and stability of the region and sea lanes that are there.
Turning to the situation in Syria and Libya, the two sides reaffirmed their support for efforts to achieve a political solution to the Syrian crisis and their determination to see the integrity of the Syrian and Libyan territories preserved and see also realize which is likely to strengthen the security and stability of both countries.
The two sides also reiterated their willingness to deal with all policies aimed at undermining security and stability and to foster religious and sectoral sensitivities.
The Mauritanian side reiterated its condemnation of the campaign tendentious claims to the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, welcoming the pilot role of the latter in the interests of Arabs and Muslims and to support stability, security and peace in the world.
The President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz reiterated the trust of the Mauritanian people in the wisdom of the Guardian of the Holy Places, King Ibn Abdul Azuz Selman Al Saud to lead the Kingdom to more prosperity, development and welfare being and acting with wisdom, foresight and determination to face the current stage requirements.
His Royal Highness the Emir Mohamed Ben Selman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet, Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia welcomed the pioneering role played now Mauritania under the leadership of His Excellency President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and is characterized by the progress, security and development of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the great efforts to ensure security and stability in the Sahel region.
His Highness also reiterated his thanks and appreciation to His Excellency the President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, to the Government and the Mauritanian people for the warm welcome and generous hospitality they have been he and his delegation.
His Highness the Emir Mohamed Ben Selman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Chairman of Council of Ministers and Defense Minister extended an invitation on behalf of the Custodian of the Holy Places, King Selman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and on his own behalf, his Excellency the President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz for a visit very soon in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This generous invitation was accepted by His Excellency the President of the Republic, date to be fixed later through diplomatic channels. ”