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Afghan leaders praise Saudi monarch’s support for peace


Late King

The Afghan government and political leaders on Saturday expressed deep shock over the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

Suffering from pneumonia and breathing problems, the Saudi morach died on Friday aged 90. He was replaced by Crown Prince Salman.President Ashraf Ghani voiced his profound grief over Abdullah’s demise, hailing him as a great leader of the Muslim world, according to a statement from the Presidential Palace.The Afghans would long remember the late king as a staunch supporter of their jihad against the Soviets, Ghani said, acknowledging Abdullah’s backing of the peace process in Afghanistan.Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah paid glowing tributes to the monarch for his efforts to stabilise Saudi Arabia and unite the Muslims.Under his rule, Saudi Arabia generously extended assistance to Muslim countries, particularly Afghanistan, Abdullah said.Meanwhile, former president Hamid Karzai appreciated Abdullah’s services to the Islamic world, especially his efforts for peace in Afghanistan.


Source: Pajhwok Afghan News