Saudi ambassador opens KSA-funded hospital ICU in Beirut

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari opens a new Saudi-funded hospital intensive care unit in Beirut. (SPA)
Updated 11 January 2019
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Saudi ambassador opens KSA-funded hospital ICU in Beirut

  • The newly named Riyadh Intensive Care Unit was expanded, renovated and equipped with the aid of money donated by Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom’s ambassador to Lebanon, Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari, performed the official opening of a new Saudi-funded hospital intensive care unit in Beirut.

The specialist medical center at Al-Makassed General Hospital, will house state-of-the-art equipment which will provide patients with the very latest advances in health care technology.

The newly named Riyadh Intensive Care Unit was expanded, renovated and equipped with the aid of money donated by Saudi Arabia.

During his inauguration address, Bukhari highlighted the Kingdom’s work in countries around the world funding aid and relief programs.

Dr. Faisal Senno, president of the council of Al-Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association of Beirut, expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude to Saudi Arabia.

Those attending the inauguration were given a tour of the new intensive care center


Pakistan appoints new ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Ambassador Raja Ali Ejaz assumes his new role on Monday. (Supplied)
Updated 22 January 2019
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Pakistan appoints new ambassador to Saudi Arabia

  • Prior to this appointment he served as the consul general of Pakistan in New York

JEDDAH: Raja Ali Ejaz, a career diplomat, assumed his responsibilities as ambassador of Pakistan to Saudi Arabia on Monday. 
Prior to this appointment he served as the consul general of Pakistan in New York. He also served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad as director general (United Nations) from January 2013 to January 2014. 
He previously held the post of director in the Office of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (2004-2006), as desk officer for India (1996-1998) and desk officer for South East Asia and the Pacific (1991-1992). 
He has served at various overseas assignments at the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul (1992-1996), at the High Commission for Pakistan in London (1998-2001), the Embassy of Pakistan in Bucharest (2001-2004) and the Embassy of Pakistan in Mexico (2006-2012). 
He attended the Civil Service Academy in Lahore from 1990 to 1991.
Ejaz’s appointment to the Kingdom comes at a time when Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are trying to strengthen their diplomatic relations.
The two countries have traditionally enjoyed close military ties. Now, they are also building strong relationship in the areas of finance, commerce and investment.