King Salman receives Shura council and Islamic Clerics at Al-Yamamah Palace

Wednesday 20th May 2015
King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace with Shura council (Photo SPA)

King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace with Shura council (Photo SPA)

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received the members of the Shura Council, Princes, Islamic Clerics, and citizens at his Al Yamamah Palace on Tuesday. The reception began with a recitation of several verses from the Koran.

It was then announced that King Salman will open a number of new National Guard medical projects, including a 552 bed children’s hospital, during a ceremony at King Abdul Aziz Medical City in Riyadh on Thursday.

The National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah gave his thanks to King Salman for his support “Some of the projects to be opened by the king reflects the remarkable progress achieved by Saudi Arabia in the health sector,” the minister said, referring to the King Abdullah Specialist Children Hospital.

“This hospital is first of its kind in the Kingdom and is made up of three 11-story towers. The first two towers with advanced medical facilities are designed to provide outstanding health care to children,” Prince Miteb said.

The King’s invitation of revered Islamic scholars Saleh al-Fawzan Saleh and Mohammed al-Luhaidan to meetings at the Palace drew negative attention in sections of the Western media recently, who perceive parts of the religious establishment in the KSA as being too “extreme” for consultation with the Saudi Royal Family.

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