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Saudi King Salman telephones Germany’s Merkel to discuss improving relations

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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday and discussed means of developing relations between the two countries in all fields.

King Salman "briefed the German Chancellor on the latest developments of investigation into the murder of Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi, and confirmed that what was done by those involved in this crime does not represent the principles and values of the Kingdom, stressing that justice will take its course fully and resolutely and that whoever found guilty will receive deterrent punishment," according to a statement on Saudi Press Agency.

For her part, the German Chancellor expressed the hope that the ongoing investigation will uncover all the circumstances of the incident.