Saudi tourism chief visits Souq Okaz, praises equestrian shows

Prince Sultan toured the festival and watched the live equestrian shows organized by Al-Jaid Equestrian Center. (SPA)
Updated 12 July 2018
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Saudi tourism chief visits Souq Okaz, praises equestrian shows

  • Prince Sultan praised the role of equestrian activities in the festival, including the Okaz Equestrian School, which is overseen by an elite group of specialists and has welcomed a large number of visitors

JEDDAH: The president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Prince Sultan bin Salman, visited Souq Okaz festival in Taif, accompanied by the UAE Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Shakhbut bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan and a number of senior officials.

Prince Sultan toured the festival and watched the live equestrian shows organized by Al-Jaid Equestrian Center, with the participation of 23 elite riders.

He praised the role of equestrian activities in the festival, including the Okaz Equestrian School, which is overseen by an elite group of specialists and has welcomed a large number of visitors.

The general supervisor of the Okaz Equestrian School, Mutlaq Al-Jaid, said: “We are very proud of our success in Souq Okaz over the years and we will continue to provide a novel range of unique shows during this great national festival, which has become a tourist attraction in the Kingdom in general and in Taif in particular. 


Saudi Minister of State Prince Mansour attends Maldives presidential inauguration

Minister of State Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz, center, attends the inauguration of Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. (SPA)
Updated 24 min 38 sec ago
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Saudi Minister of State Prince Mansour attends Maldives presidential inauguration

  • Prince Mansour, who is an adviser to the king, led the Saudi delegation to the inauguration ceremony

On behalf of King Salman, Saudi Minister of State Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz attended the inauguration on Saturday of new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the capital Male.

Prince Mansour, who is a member of the Council of Ministers, conveyed to Solih the greetings of the king and crown prince, and conveyed their wishes to the people of the Maldives for their country’s progress and prosperity.

Prince Mansour, who is an adviser to the king, led the Saudi delegation to the inauguration ceremony. 

The delegation included Ahmed Al-Khatib, adviser in the General Secretariat of the Cabinet, and the Saudi ambassador to the Maldives, Badr bin Ali Al-Kihail.

Solih was inaugurated after the opposition united to defeat Abdulla Yameen in elections that took place in September.

Solih was sworn in at a special session of Parliament held at the National Football Stadium in Male. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the attendees.

The Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago known for its luxury resorts, became a multiparty democracy in 2008.