Saudi Arabia’s King Salman extends Eid Al-Fitr holiday break

File Photo showing King Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Updated 06 June 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman extends Eid Al-Fitr holiday break

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a directive to extend this year’s Eid Al-Fitr, the end of the Holy month of Ramadan holiday.
Under the plan, government employees and military staff will receive around a full working week off to mark the holiday, which falls at the end of Ramadan.
The exact start date of Eid has yet to be officially announced, but an astronomer in Sharjah said this week that it will likely begin on Friday, June 15.
According to the directive, affected employees in the Kingdom will resume work on Sunday, June 24.


Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

Updated 18 July 2019
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Princess Reema meets US treasury chief Steven Mnuchin

DUBAI: Newly appointed Saudi Ambassador to the United States Princess Reema bint Bandar met with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to discuss opportunities to further strengthen the countries’ partnership.

The Saudi Arabian embassy in the US, in a tweet, said the two senior officials explored “ways to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s close partnership with the United States on countering the financing of terrorism, as well as US support for the Kingdom’s economic reforms.”

 

 

Princess Reema, who assumed her new office on July 4, earlier met with US President Donald Trump to present her credentials as the Kingdom’s top diplomat in Washington.

Princess Reema became the Kingdom’s first female ambassador after being nominated to the post on February 23 – to replace Prince Khaled bin Salman who was appointed deputy defense minister – and took her oath before King Salman in Riyadh in April.