Makkah governor opens Jeddah’s new waterfront

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A scenic view of Jeddah’s new waterfront. (AN photo by Salman Marzouki)
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A scenic view of Jeddah’s new waterfront. (AN photo by Salman Marzouki)
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Prince Khalid Al Faisal inaugurates the new Corniche in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA)
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A statue on the corniche. (AN photo by Salman Marzouki)
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Prince Khalid Al Faisal at the inaugurates
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A scenic view of Jeddah’s new waterfront. (AN photo by Salman Marzouki)
Updated 30 November 2017

Makkah governor opens Jeddah’s new waterfront

JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Wednesday inaugurated the Jeddah Waterfront Project.
The inauguration took place in the presence of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majid and Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar.
Prince Khaled said: “We congratulate the nation on this project. Such great projects are usually not available at the same time and in the same place, but they were available and synchronized in the city of Jeddah. On this occasion, I say congratulations to the Saudi population of this wonderful country and to its distinguished leader, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”
He congratulated Prince Mishaal bin Majid and Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras on the effort and creativity represented by the project.
He thanked the minister of municipal and rural affairs for his interest in the region and its projects.
Prince Khaled said: “My question to the people of Jeddah is: Will you safeguard it, or will we hear tomorrow that it is sabotaged?”
The new waterfront project is located along the Red Sea coast and has a total area of 730,000 square meters with a length of more than 4 km. It cost a total of SR800 million.
The new project, known as Jeddah Waterfront, opened its doors to residents and visitors using its logo inspired by the seagulls that live on the shores of Jeddah.
The logo is a swarm of seagulls and the project runs along the Jeddah seafront from north to south as gracefully as the flying gulls.
This development is the largest phase of development of the Jeddah marine interface and there are services and elements that have been added for the first time to the waterfront.

King Salman welcomes Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Jeddah

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King Salman welcomes Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Jeddah

JEDDAH: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan met with King Salman on Wednesday as part of his first state visit overseas.

During the talks, they reviewed the close relations between their two countries, the prospects for their development and strengthening in various fields, as well as the latest regional developments, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The meeting was attended by Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Advisor to the King, Prince of Makkah Region, Prince Mansour bin Mteb bin Abdulaziz and a number of other officials from both countries.

Khan arrived in the Kingdom on Tuesday for a visit expected to focus on bilateral ties, regional security and Pakistan's economic situation.

Earlier, the prime minister was received by the King at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah before the a luncheon was held in his honor.

He then met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who congratulated him on his election as prime minister.

"They reviewed the historical relations between the two brotherly countries and ways to enhance them," SPA said.

In an interview with Al Arabiya aired on Wednesday, Khan said Pakistan would always stand by Saudi Arabia, and that anyone who comes into power in the country would visit the Kingdom first.

“Saudi Arabia came to Pakistan's aid when it needed it," Khan said. 

Earlier on Wednesday, Khan performed Umrah in Makkah.

He then held a series of meetings, including with the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih on Wednesday.



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Khan received Al-Falih at his residence in Jeddah to discuss ways of cooperation between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

He also held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Islamic Cooperation Organization (OIC) Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen

Khan, whose Tehreek-e-Insaf party won the July elections, is accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other senior members of his cabinet.

On Tuesday, the former cricketer visited Madinah where he prayed at the Prophet's Mosque.