Saudi interior minister visits Mauritius to boost ties

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif arrives in Mauritius on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 02 July 2018
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Saudi interior minister visits Mauritius to boost ties

JEDDAH: The Saudi interior minister is on an official visit to Mauritius. Showkutally Soodhun, president of the country’s ruling party, received Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif. 

Saudi Non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius Gharm bin Saeed Al-Mulhan and a number of officials welcomed the interior minister at the airport.

Saudi Arabia and Mauritius enjoy cordial ties. Mauritius wishes to further consolidate relationships with major Gulf countries, especially with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a view to giving a boost to bilateral, Islamic and commercial partnership.

Mauritius is planning to build five smart cities and eyeing foreign investors particularly Saudi Arabia to make investments in new projects.  Mauritius is one of the major tourist attractions in the world with the best beaches and resorts. 


Saudi novelist receives Naguib Mahfouz medal

Omaima Al-Khamis, a Saudi writer receives Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for her novel at the American University (AUC) in Cairo, Egypt December 11, 2018. (REUTERS)
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Saudi novelist receives Naguib Mahfouz medal

  • Al-Khamis, born in 1966 in Riyadh, studied Arabic literature at the King Saud University and was listed for the Arabic Booker Prize in 2010

JEDDAH: Saudi novelist Umaima Al-Khamis has received the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2018 for her latest novel “Masra Al-Gharaniq fi Mudub Al-Aqiq” (Voyage of the Cranes in the Cities of Agate).
The American University in Cairo Press (AUC) made the announcement on Wednesday. The awards are announced annually on the birth anniversary of the Egyptian Nobel laureate. Al-Khamis, born in 1966 in Riyadh, studied Arabic literature at the King Saud University and was listed for the Arabic Booker Prize in 2010.
In her acceptance speech, Al-Khamis paid tribute to Naguib Mahfouz and described him as a great writer who taught the “magic and craft of” storytelling.