The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud graced, at the Royal Palace, here last night a dinner banquet held by Sultan Mohammed IV, King of Malaysia, in the honor of the visiting King.
Upon arrival at the venue, the King was received by the Malaysian King, the Prime Minister Mohammed Najeeb Abdulrazzaq and a host of the royal family members.
Following the reception, King Salman signed on the visitors' record, writing the following remarks: "It is my pleasure, on the occasion of our visit to the sisterly Kingdom of Malaysia, to express thanks to the King of Malaysia King Mohammed IV for generous reception and hospitality, hoping that the outcomes of this visit shall deepen relations binding our two fraternal countries and peoples, to best serve our anticipations and mutual interests. The King concluded by praying to Allah to guide us to whatsoever he likes and accept.
Then, the Malaysian King shook hands with a number of princes, accompanying King Salman.
The next step was a photo call, to mark the occasion, followed by King Salman moving to the banquet, where the two national anthems were played.
King of Malaysia addressed the banquet, welcoming the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, in Malaysia, hailing profound bilateral relations between the two brethren countries.
He also expressed hope towards meaningful outcomes embodied in cooperation and agreements to ensue, out of the visit of King Salman, considering it as a historical move, that would bolster and boost relations to the best of levels.
The Malaysian Monarch lauded permanent Saudi services and help accorded to all pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors of the Prophet Mosques, including the Malaysians, too, in order that they may perform their rituals, smoothly, at ease and with tranquility.
The Malaysian King concluded by wishing visiting King Salman, princes and accompanying delegation, a good stay, in Malaysia, all through the visit time.
Then, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques delivered the following speech:
"In the name of Allah, most merciful, most gracious
I would like to express to Your Majesty our thanks to and appreciation of the Government and sisterly people of Malaysia for warm welcome and generous hospitality and our happiness for the high-level the relations and cooperation between our two countries have reached in all fields as well as our gearing forward to upgrade and enhance them in what could serve our joint interests. We confirm that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stands with all its might behind the Islamic causes in general and we are fully ready for assistance and cooperation with your sisterly country as regards any effort or movement that serves Muslims' issues.
In conclusion, I appeal to Allah Almighty to make our service to Islam and Muslims a success.
Wa Alsalamu Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu."
Following this, all guests had dinner.
During the dinner party, the two countries' anthems: the Royal Saudi anthem and the Malaysian National anthem were played.
Then, the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques left the Royal Palace with all the warm greetings.
The dinner party was attended by Prince Khalid bin Fahd bin Khalid; Prince Mansour bin Saud bin Abdulaziz; Prince Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz; Prince Saud bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz; Prince Talal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz; Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Sattam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz; Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Consultant at the Royal Court; Prince Mansour bin Muqren bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz, Consultant at the Royal Court; Prince Ahmed bin Fahd bin Salman bin Abdulaziz; Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz; Prince Saud bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, ministers and members of the official delegation.