Egyptian female kidney patient leaves Saudi Arabia after performing Hajj

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Sabiha Mahmoud Mohammad was among several pilgrims who benefited from king Salman’s Hajj Guests Program. (SPA)
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Sabiha Mahmoud Mohammad was among several pilgrims who benefited from king Salman’s Hajj Guests Program. (SPA)
Updated 26 August 2018
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Egyptian female kidney patient leaves Saudi Arabia after performing Hajj

  • Sabiha Mahmoud Mohammad received medical treatment upon her arrival to perform Hajj
  • Saudi King previously ordered the hosting of 1,000 pilgrims from the families of martyrs of the Egyptian Armed Forces and police

JEDDAH: A 47-year-old Egyptian pilgrim suffering from renal failure has left Saudi Arabia after performing Hajj, the Saudi Press Agency said on Sunday.
Sabiha Mahmoud Mohammad was among several pilgrims who benefited from king Salman’s Hajj Guests Program, supervised by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance.
She received medical treatment upon her arrival to perform Hajj, including dialysis sessions at the kingdom’s hospitals, in Makkah and Madinah.
The Saudi King previously ordered the hosting of 1,000 pilgrims from the families of martyrs of the Egyptian Armed Forces and police.
Her medical treatment was organized following coordination efforts from the Egyptian Defense Ministry and the Hajj Guests program over her health situation to ensure she performed Hajj in ease.
Staff at the Hajj Guests program informed her upon arrival that she would complete her Hajj tasks and undergo scheduled dialysis sessions normally.


Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to turn page after diplomatic row

We should have been clearer in our communication and engagement, said Maas. (AFP)
Updated 26 September 2018
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Germany, Saudi Arabia agree to turn page after diplomatic row

  • The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, extended an invitation to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, to visit the Kingdom at the earliest opportunity
  • We aim for close cooperation between our two countries and to this end seek to intensify our dialogue on a broad range of topics: Maas

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday welcomed a statement by the German foreign minister pledging his intention to work toward strengthening ties and enhancing cooperation between the two countries. 

Riyadh said the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Germany was a “historic and important” one, and the countries played a leading role in bolstering international security and stability, and the global economy. 

The Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al-Jubeir, extended an invitation to his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, to visit the Kingdom at the earliest opportunity, “so that both countries may begin a new phase of close cooperation in all areas to the benefit of both our countries and peoples.”

Earlier, the German foreign minister said relations had “witnessed misunderstandings” in recent months “which stand in sharp contrast to our otherwise strong and strategic ties. We sincerely regret this.”

The minister said: “We should have been clearer in our communications and engagement in order to avoid such misunderstandings.

“We aim for close cooperation between our two countries and to this end seek to intensify our dialogue on a broad range of topics.

“Saudi Arabia plays an immensely important role for peace and stability in the region and the world. As there is a broad range of bilateral and international issues to discuss, we will do our best to make this partnership with the Kingdom even stronger than before.

“Considering our role in Europe and the world, improving our ties with Saudi Arabia will serve the interest of both nations and peoples.”