Saudi envoy to Yemen meets US Congress delegation

Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Bin Saeed Al-Jaber. (AFP)
Updated 23 February 2019
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Saudi envoy to Yemen meets US Congress delegation

  • During the meeting delegates were given a presentation about the Kingdom’s humanitarian and reconstruction work in Yemen

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber, who is also supervising the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY), met in Riyadh with senior figures from the US Congress.
The American delegation included Sarah Arkin, foreign policy adviser to US Senator Bob Menendez, Dan Sadlosky, policy adviser to Congressman Steve Scalize, and Mira Kogen Resnick, senior professional staff member for the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
During the meeting delegates were given a presentation about the Kingdom’s humanitarian and reconstruction work in Yemen, and they also discussed ways to develop ties between the Kingdom and the US.


First group of Sundanese pilgrims arrive in Jeddah

Updated 18 July 2019
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First group of Sundanese pilgrims arrive in Jeddah

  • Jeddah Islamic Port will receive pilgrims until Aug. 6 and more than 266 personnel will be involved in overseeing this year’s Hajj season
  • The president of the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and other dock officials greeted 1,633 pilgrims as they disembarked at Jeddah Islamic Port following their voyage from Sawakin, Sudan

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has welcomed the first group of Sudanese Hajj pilgrims to arrive in the Kingdom by sea.
The president of the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), Saad bin Abdul Aziz Al-Khalb, and other dock officials greeted 1,633 pilgrims as they disembarked at Jeddah Islamic Port following their voyage from Sawakin in Sudan.
Al-Khalb said the operational plan prepared for this year’s Hajj aimed to receive 22,000 pilgrims through Jeddah Islamic Port, a 37 percent increase on 2018. He added that 22 trips using four ferries were planned, representing a 29 percent rise in the number of sea journeys on the previous year.
The authority, in cooperation with different government sectors and agencies, aims to ensure Hajj pilgrims’ comfort during their stay in the Kingdom.
Jeddah Islamic Port will receive pilgrims until Aug. 6 and more than 266 personnel will be involved in overseeing this year’s Hajj season. These workers will include maritime pilots, ship captains, technical and operational supervisors, security teams, staff responsible for operations at the station, and technical affairs managers.