King Salman calls Iraq’s Al-Abadi

King Salman called Iraqis prime minister on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 19 October 2017
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King Salman calls Iraq’s Al-Abadi

JEDDAH: King Salman called Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on Thursday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The pair reviewed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them through the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council.


King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

Updated 10 December 2018
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King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

JEDDAH: King Salman patronized on Sunday the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district in the presence of leaders, presidents, and delegations from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The program aims at the development of the ancient historical city so as to transform it into an international tourist and cultural hub. It also aims to list it among the world heritage sites.

In a speech delivered during this ceremony, Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh region, thanked King Salman for his support of the program, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the king’s ascension to the throne.