Saudi Minister of State Prince Mansour attends Maldives presidential inauguration

Minister of State Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz, center, attends the inauguration of Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. (SPA)
Updated 18 November 2018
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Saudi Minister of State Prince Mansour attends Maldives presidential inauguration

  • Prince Mansour, who is an adviser to the king, led the Saudi delegation to the inauguration ceremony

On behalf of King Salman, Saudi Minister of State Prince Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdul Aziz attended the inauguration on Saturday of new Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the capital Male.

Prince Mansour, who is a member of the Council of Ministers, conveyed to Solih the greetings of the king and crown prince, and conveyed their wishes to the people of the Maldives for their country’s progress and prosperity.

Prince Mansour, who is an adviser to the king, led the Saudi delegation to the inauguration ceremony. 

The delegation included Ahmed Al-Khatib, adviser in the General Secretariat of the Cabinet, and the Saudi ambassador to the Maldives, Badr bin Ali Al-Kihail.

Solih was inaugurated after the opposition united to defeat Abdulla Yameen in elections that took place in September.

Solih was sworn in at a special session of Parliament held at the National Football Stadium in Male. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the attendees.

The Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago known for its luxury resorts, became a multiparty democracy in 2008.


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.