Saudi King Salman congratulates Emmanuel Macron on French presidential win

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his election as president of France.

On behalf of both the people and the government of Saudi Arabia, King Salman expressed his best wishes for the president and the people of the French Republic, according to a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman also sent similar cables of congratulations.

Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.


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