King Salman receives vice president of Ghana

King Salman receives Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president of the Republic of Ghana, in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 04 November 2018
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King Salman receives vice president of Ghana

JEDDAH: Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president of the Republic of Ghana, on Sunday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh and conveyed a message from President Nana Akufo-Addo. 

The king also extended his greetings to the Ghana president. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and other top Saudi and Ghanian officials attended the meeting.

Saudi Arabia and Ghana enjoy cordial ties. During a recent trip to King Abdullah Economic City organized by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hafiz Issahaku, consul general of Ghana, told Arab News: “The trip was far beyond expectations. The visit to Mohammed Bin Salman College was the most interesting part. It offered an excellent view of the Vision 2030 objectives for this country.

“With such a world-class institution, the graduates the college produces will be leaders in business, innovation and entrepreneurship, and help to take the country forward,” he said.


Saudi crown prince meets families of servicemen killed in line of duty

Updated 14 November 2018
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Saudi crown prince meets families of servicemen killed in line of duty

  • The prince welcomed the guests and passed on the greetings and appreciation of King Salman to all the families of all those killed

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first deputy prime minister and minister of defense, has met the families of members of the armed and security forces killed in the line of duty.
At the start of the reception, at the Royal Court on Nov. 13, the prince welcomed the guests and passed on the greetings and appreciation of King Salman to all the families of all those killed and the ruler’s pride in their sacrifices in defense of their religion and homeland. Prince Mohammed said many other families of fallen officers were not present at the gathering but that efforts would be made to meet them all, and that all families of fallen and wounded servicemen are cherished.
“We have assigned departments concerned with the families of the martyrs of the duty, wherever they are, to fulfill their requirements and to communicate with them, and we are in fact” one united family, the crown prince said.
He added that he was pleased to meet the families, and asked God to welcome those who had died, heal the injured, bless the efforts of the armed forces and security forces, and guide them to victory and success.
The families expressed happiness at meeting the crown prince and asked him to convey their greetings and appreciation to King Salman. Prince Mohammed was joined at the reception by other members of the royal family and officials.