The London-based ELAPH website wrote on February 26 on king Salman’s Asian tour “King Salman is going to describe to his Asian friends the challenges Saudi Arabia is faced with.”

ELAPH then quotes Sadigheh Fazel, a professor of political science and former member of Saudi’s Parliament, as saying that Salman’s Asian tour will strengthen Saudi Arabia’s position in the world. She also believes that king Salman will probably discuss Iranian regime’s terrorism case and its expansionist policies with the leaders of the countries he’s going to visit. Fazel emphasizes that Salman’s visit to Malaysia will have positive effects on the future of Saudi-Malaysia relations in particular, and on the relations of Saudi Arabia and other Asian countries in general. Something that will hopefully reflect well on Saudi Arabia’s position and its political situation, particularly at a time when the region is faced with massive political developments and unprecedented tensions.

King Salman Bin Abdulaziz arrived in Kualalumpur Sunday morning, at the start of his Asian tour which includes Indonesia, Brunei, Japan, China, Maldives and Jordan.

This is king Salman’s first Asian tour since he came to power in January 23, 2015.

The announcement issued by the king’s office says that Saudi’s king will meet with the leaders of the countries he’s going to visit, to discuss bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

As for the issues of mutual interest, Sadigheh Fazel explains that “as we know, Saudi’s king is concerned with all key issues in the region, since being at the heart of the developments, Saudi Arabia affects and is also being affected by them. The most important issues in this regard are fight on terrorism, particularly what is known as ISIS, as well as Iranian regime’s expansionist policies and its nuclear ambitions, and the turbulent political situation in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya. These issues are of importance for all these countries as the Arabic region is a strategic area with which the whole world is concerned.”

Source: / ncr-iran /