Qatar Emir makes 1st phone call with new Saudi King

DOHA (AA) – Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made a phone call Wednesday with new Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, their first since the latter assumed power last month.

The two leaders held talks on bilateral relations and a host of issues of mutual concern, Qatar's official news agency reported.

The broadcaster gave no further details.

King Salman took over in Saudi Arabia on Jan. 23 after the death of the country's former King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

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