Palestine welcomes Saudi Arabia's first ambassador
The Foreign Ministry of Palestine on Sunday welcomed the appointment of Saudi Arabia's first ambassador to the state.
In a statement, the ministry said the appointment shows Saudi Arabia's support for the cause of Palestine, and Palestine will work with the ambassador to develop and strengthen relations between the two countries.
Saudi Arabia on Saturday named Naif bin Bandar Al-Sudairi the kingdom's first ambassador to Palestine.
During their meeting at the Embassy of Palestine in Jordan, Majdi al-Khalidi, Palestinian presidential adviser for diplomatic affairs, received a copy of the credentials of Al-Sudairi as a non-resident ambassador to Palestine, according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA.
It was reported that Al-Sudairi will also serve as the consul general in Jerusalem
Al-Khalidi said the move "is an important step that will contribute to further strengthening the strong brotherly relations that bind the two countries and the two brotherly peoples."
The appointment comes amid media reports that the Biden administration is seeking a normalization agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
(With input from Xinhua)
(Cover: Majdi al-Khalidi (R), Palestinian presidential adviser for diplomatic affairs, receives a copy of the credentials of Naif bin Bandar Al-Sudairi, Saudi Arabia's first ambassador to Palestine, in Jordan. /CMG)