Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Taiwan expresses condolences over death of Saudi Arabian king

Taiwan expresses condolences over death of Saudi Arabian king

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) Taiwan's government expressed its condolences Friday to the people of Saudi Arabia over the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Anna Kao praised Abdullah for his contributions to peace in the Middle East and to improvements made in the status of women in Saudi Arabia. The Republic of China government has sent a condolence letter to the Saudi Arabian government through its mission in the Middle East nation, Kao said. According to foreign news reports, the king died at 1 a.m. Friday at the age of 90. Abdullah's 79-year-old half brother, Prince Salman, was announced as his successor. (By Hsieh Chia-chen and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-19 07:32 GMT+08:00