Lebanese interior minister visits Saudi Arabia

Lebanese Minister of Interior and Municipalities Nohad Machnouk, right, arrived in Jeddah on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 17 July 2018
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Lebanese interior minister visits Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Deputy Interior Minister Dr. Nasser bin Abdul Aziz Al-Daoud received Lebanese Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk on his arrival in Jeddah on Monday at the King Abdul Aziz International Airport.

Saudi Arabia and Lebanon enjoy strong friendly ties. Recently, a street in Lebanon was named after King Salman to honor the long and historical ties between the two countries.

Saudi Minister Plenipotentiary Walid Bukhari described the naming of the road as “proof of the Lebanese people’s deep love for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, who embodies peace and moderation.”

He added: “This wonderful initiative reminds us of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was martyred meters from here.

“I am very happy to see this country safe, stable, and secure...the gem of moderation that brings together people who carry tolerant messages.

“Saudi Arabia has always been, and will always be, the guarantor of security, safety, and stability in Lebanon, and will always protect its unity.”


Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

Updated 13 December 2018
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Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

  • Two local heroes to take to the track in the first-ever Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY contest for production-based electric cars
  • Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to test Ad Diriyah track

RIYADH: Saudi motorsport has never looked so good as two drivers prepare for a historic debut in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, being launched at the racetrack created at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Ad Diriyah.

Flying the flag for Saudi Arabia, the General Sports Authority (SAMF) and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF), Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to take to the track tomorrow.

Saudi fans can cheer them on during their free practice session at 3.45pm tomorrow (Friday, December 14), and see if they make it to the final of eTROPHY at 12.50pm on Saturday (December 15).

Ahmed Bin Khanen, Saudi Racing said: “It’s really great to be part of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship, especially as the first race is in Saudi Arabia with my family and friends. I hope to get a good race result and most importantly, make the race exciting for fans to watch.”

The Saturday eTrophy final precedes the main ABB FIA Formula E race, the 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix.

Single-day tickets from Friday at SR330 are still available at www.ad-diriyah-eprix.com, along with three-day tickets from SR950.