Arab rulers congratulate newly-appointed Saudi crown prince

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UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid are among the first to congratulate Mohammed bin Salman for his appointment as Saudi crown prince on Wednesday.

Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa sent his congratulations to the newly-appointed Saudi crown prince.

Egyptian President Abd El-Fattah al-Sisi called Mohammed Bin Salman to pass on his congratulations for his official appointment as crown prince of Saudi Arabia.

Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Sultan of Oman congratulated Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his appointment as successor to the Saudi crown.

Palestine, Yemen presidents and Kuwait’s ruler congratulated Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for choosing Mohammed bin Salman as his new crown prince as well.

Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, king of Jordan also congratulated Mohammed bin Salman for his appointment as Saudi crown prince.

Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi, President of Tunisia congratulated as well newly-appointed Saudi crown prince.

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah prayed for the Saudi king and said he was “looking forward to development and prosperity under the wise leadership” in the neighboring country.

Saudi Arabia has declared Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's crown prince while Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been relieved from his position after a royal decree was issued by King Salman bin Abdulaziz early on Wednesday morning.

The Saudi Press Agency confirmed that 31 out of 34 members of Saudi Arabia's Allegiance Council chose Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom's crown prince.

King Salman has called for a public pledging of allegiance to the Crown Prince in Mecca on Wednesday. Mohammed bin Salman was also named deputy prime minister, and maintains his post as minister of defense.

(With Reuters)

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