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Ghani off to KSA for condolences to Saudi nation

AT-KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday left to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to offer condolences to Saudi nation for the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

A press release emailed by president’s media office said that the president during his visit would meet with Saudi Arabia’s new king, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who recently took office following King Abdullah’s death.

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz demised yesterday at the age of 90.

The Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and ex-President Hamid Karzai also expressed condolences over the demise of Saudi King.

Ex-president Hamid Karzai said that King Abdullah had good relations with Afghanistan and was well-wisher of a peaceful Afghanistan.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and several other world leaders attended the funeral prayers of King Abdullah in Riyadh.

Several other world leaders including President Barack Obama have planned to visit Saudi Arabia for condolences to Saudi nation and new king Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 79, who recently took office promised continuity after his half-brother’s death.

In his 1st remarks as the king he emphasized on unity among the Islamic nation.

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