Saudi police praised for quick arrest of Egyptian pharmacist’s assailant

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Egyptian authorities say they are closely following the killing of Egyptian pharmacist Ahmad Taha Al-Mankhili. (Social media)
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Egyptian authorities say they are closely following the killing of Egyptian pharmacist Ahmad Taha Al-Mankhili. (Social media)
Updated 19 November 2018
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Saudi police praised for quick arrest of Egyptian pharmacist’s assailant

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s security forces arrested a Saudi national charged with stabbing a pharmacist after a brawl on Thursday.
The surveillance cameras at the pharmacy showed the moment when the culprit stabbed the young pharmacist with a knife seven times.
Egyptian authorities said that they are closely following the killing of Egyptian pharmacist Ahmad Taha Al-Mankhili, 29, and praised the measures taken by Saudi police to arrest the perpetrator.
Nabila Makram, the Egyptian minister of immigration and expatriates’ affairs, said during a visit to the family of the deceased pharmacist in Ain Shams, eastern Cairo, that the young Egyptian man was killed while he was at work.
She added that the Saudi culprit was arrested and is currently detained in prison; “he will be sentenced in accordance with the law.”
The Egyptian minister confirmed to the family that she will ensure the speedy return of his body to Egypt, noting that since the attack, the Ministry of Immigration, the Egyptian Embassy in Saudi Arabia and the Pharmacists Syndicate in Egypt have all been coordinating together on this case.
In a press statement on Friday, Egyptian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Nasser Hamdy, said that the General Consulate of Egypt in Jeddah had immediately sent its delegate to Jazan, where the crime took place, to follow up with the legal investigation and to expedite the return of the body to Egypt at the state’s expense.
Hamdy also praised the efforts of the Saudi police in arresting the culprit so quickly.


Saudi crown prince sends letter of thanks to President Jinping after leaving China

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Saudi crown prince sends letter of thanks to President Jinping after leaving China

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent on Saturday a letter of thanks to Chinese President Xi Jinping, after leaving China and concluding his Asia tour.

In the letter, the crown prince expressed “gratitude and appreciation” for the Jinging’s hospitality during his visit with the Saudi delegation. 

Here is the letter in full:

His Excellency Mr. Xi Jinping

President of the People’s Republic of China

Warm greetings:

As I leave your friendly country, I would like to express to your Excellency my deepest gratitude and appreciation for the warm welcome and generous hospitality extended to me and my delegation.

We had constructive talks and I am sincerely looking forward to deepening cooperation and creating closer ties in all areas between our two countries, to evolve into strategic relations under the leadership of King Salman and your Excellency.

I wish your Excellency continued health and happiness and to your country and people more progress and development.

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud