27 October 2011, Thursday, 9:35
author: news agency "Bashinform"
The President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov has taken part in the mourning ceremony on the occasion of the death of the Crown Prince, the deputy Chairman of the Ministers Council, the Minister of Defense and Air Forces, the General Inspector of the Armed Forces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sultan ben Abdel Aziz Al-Saud on October 26 in Riyadh by the instructions of the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.
The Prince Naif ben Abdel Aziz Al Saud has received the President of Bashkortostan. Rustem Khamitov expressed condolences to the members of the Royal Family, to the citizens of the Kingdom and mentioned that Sultan ben Abdel Aziz Al-Saud was strong leader and prominent politician, making great contribution to consolidation and prosperity of Saudi Arabia.
“I express my sincere condolences and sympathy to You and Your Folks in connection with this heavy loss. We are mourning together with you, sharing the bitterness of this irretrievable loss” — The President of Bashkortostan said.
Naif ben Abdel Aziz Al Saud has mentioned in his turn that Saudi Arabia intends to develop friendly relations with Russia and its regions, including Bashkortostan, where the Plenipotentiary of Russia in Arab countries Karim Khakimov originated from, the public affairs service of the President RB reports.