The Saudi authorities are showing understanding regarding Belgium's announcement to break the concession provided, in respect of the management of the Grand Mosque du Cinquantenaire.

This emerged on Wednesday during a parliamentary commission hearing with the FPS President of Foreign Affairs, Dirk Achten.

For several months, the role played by Saudi Arabia on the international stage, in particular with the rapid development of Islam, has been called into question in Belgium. The federal parliament approved a resolution requesting that the government reconsiders its policy with regard to the Saudi Kingdom. The Investigative Commission for the Terrorist Attacks recommended, for its part, ending the agreement concluded in 1967. This enabled Saudi Arabia to control the Grand Mosque.

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