Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 12 February 2018

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with the representative of the British Conservative Party Lord Francis Maude at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday, Saudi state-run news agency SPA reported.
During the meeting, they reviewed the friendly relations between the Kingdom and Britain, the prospects for bilateral cooperation, especially in the parliamentary field, as well as the latest developments in the region.
The meeting was attended by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State and Member of the Council of Ministers Mased Al-Aiban, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and Deputy Speaker of the Shoura Council Mohammed Al-Jafri.
The British delegation included UK Ambassador Simon Collis, Conservative Party members Mark Garnier, James Hayaby, Stephen Mitvak, Lord Francis Baring and Keith Simpson, as well as the party’s Middle East Director Charlotte Leslie and Middle East Policy Director Mark Morsen.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

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First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.