The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain have expressed their support for the measures taken by Riyadh over the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Al Arabiya reported.
UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan commended in a statement King Salman "for his great efforts and keenness to explore the truth in this matter and calling for fair, legal accountability.”
"The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by its leadership, was and still is a state of institutions based on justice and fairness. The royal decisions and actions taken after the investigation in this case reaffirm these values and established principles to ensure the implementation of law and justice,” the statement said.
Bahrain, in its turn, praised the "directives and decisions of the Saudi king" and said "Saudi Arabia remains a state of justice, principles and morals,” while Egypt praised the "decisive" and "brave" actions taken by Saudi King Salman in the investigation.
"Egypt sees that the brave and decisive decisions and actions taken by the Saudi King over this matter align with his majesty's approach that respects the principles of law and applications of effective justice," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.