King Salman holds talks with Djibouti president after peace agreement

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Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh with King Salman during talks in Jeddah on Monday. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman meets with the Ethiopian Presidentmeets with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. (SPA)
Updated 17 September 2018

King Salman holds talks with Djibouti president after peace agreement

JEDDAH: King Salman held talks with the president of Djibouti on Monday, the day after he oversaw the signing of a peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia. 

Djibouti, the small but highly strategic nation, is located on the Horn of Africa at the entrance to the Red Sea, and borders both Eritrea and Ethiopia.

President Ismail Omar Guelleh held a session of talks with the King in Jeddah.

The two men discussed bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman also held talks with the Djibouti president at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. 

The peace deal between Eritrea and Ethiopia brought an end to decades of hostilities between the two countries.

The signing ceremony was overseen by King Salman and attended by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The Crown Prince also held individual meetings on Monday with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. 


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.