King Salman received Somali prime minister

King Salman received Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre of Somalia, Oct. 10, 2018. (SPA)
Updated 11 October 2018
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King Salman received Somali prime minister

JEDDAH: King Salman received Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre and his accompanying delegation at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Wednesday.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral cooperation between the Kingdom and Somalia, ways of enhancing it and the latest developments in the region and the Horn of Africa.

Later, Khayre met with the Saudi Deputy Minister of Finance Dr. Hamad bin Sulaiman Al-Bazai. They discussed ways to strengthen relations.

King Salman also met Egypt’s minister of justice, Mohamed Hossam Abdel-Rahim, currently on a visit to the Kingdom.

The minister conveyed to the king the greetings of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egypt, while the king extended his greetings to the president.

During the meeting, they reviewed  bilateral cooperation between the Kingdom and Egypt  in the field of justice, especially the conclusion of an executive program between the ministries of justice in  both countries to exchange legal expertise.


King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

Updated 10 December 2018
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King Salman launches restoration program for Tarif historical district

JEDDAH: King Salman patronized on Sunday the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Tarif historical district in the presence of leaders, presidents, and delegations from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The program aims at the development of the ancient historical city so as to transform it into an international tourist and cultural hub. It also aims to list it among the world heritage sites.

In a speech delivered during this ceremony, Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh region, thanked King Salman for his support of the program, which coincides with the fourth anniversary of the king’s ascension to the throne.