JEDDAH: King Salman has sent invitations to several Arab and Islamic leaders, inviting them to attend the Arab, Islamic and US summit to be hosted by Saudi Arabia later this month.

The invitations were sent to King Abdallah of Jordan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan, Iraqi President Fuad Masum, Algerian President Abdulaziz Bouteflika, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi.

The Muslim and Arab leaders expressed thanks to King Salman for the kind invitation, lauding the solid relations between their countries, and the ever-progressing cooperation and coordination between them in various fields.

They highly valued and voiced pride in the tremendous efforts exerted by King Salman to enhance joint GCC action, and the Arab and Islamic issues.

They stressed that Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of King Salman, represents the main pillar of security and stability in the region. They hailed Saudi Arabia’s protective shield thanks to the strenuous efforts it has exerted for the sake of defending Arab and Muslim interests, and preserving Arab countries’ cohesion and unified stances.