Saudi FM Al-Jubeir meets Malaysian PM in Kuala Lumpur

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Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir meets Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. (SPA)
Updated 26 October 2018
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Saudi FM Al-Jubeir meets Malaysian PM in Kuala Lumpur

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.
Al-Jubeir conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the government and people of Malaysia.
Al-Jubeir also met with Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah. The meeting was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Malaysia Mahmoud bin Hussein Qattan.
Both leaders reviewed the relations and joint cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia and means of enhancing them in all fields as well as topics of mutual interest and the latest international developments were discussed.


Saudi camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

Updated 23 March 2019
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Saudi camel racing no longer an all-male affair, says Princess Jamila

  • Princess Jamila’s camel will compete in a race marking the conclusion of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival
  • King Salman will attend the grand finale of the 46-day event

JEDDAH: A camel owned by a woman will compete in an official race in Saudi Arabia for the first time, a senior figure in the sport said on Friday.

Fahd bin Hithleen, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Camel Club and the newly appointed president of the International Camel Organization (ICO), said the race is part of the closing day of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival on the outskirts of Riyadh, which began on Feb. 5 and ends on March 23.

“The camel race will end this Saturday with the participation of the first female in camel racing,” Hithleen said on his official Twitter account. “I congratulate Princess Jamila Bint Abdulmajeed bin Saud bin Abdulaziz for breaking into the camel world and wish her all the success.”

The festival finale will take place in the presence of King Salman.

Princess Jamila said that camel racing is no longer exclusively the preserve of men, as the ongoing reforms in the country continue to empower Saudi women and open up new opportunities for them across the Kingdom.

The Kingdom established the ICO, the first global group of its kind for camels, on Thursday with the participation of representatives from 96 countries. Riyadh was chosen as the location for its headquarters and Hithleen was appointed to serve a five-year term as its first president.