Saudi Crown Prince to meet Trump at White House on March 20

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (File Photo: AP)
Updated 14 March 2018
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Saudi Crown Prince to meet Trump at White House on March 20

JEDDAH: US President Donald Trump will host Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on March 20, the White House said on Monday.
"The president looks forward to discussing ways to strengthen ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia," spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in announcing the meeting.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince's visit to Washington is part of a three-leg visit, with Mohammed bin Salman having visited Egypt and the UK earlier in March as part of a long foreign trip, his first as crown prince.


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.