King Salman receives foreign ministers of Morocco and Eritrea

King Salman meets Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 11 April 2019

King Salman receives foreign ministers of Morocco and Eritrea

RIYADH: King Salman was visited by the foreign ministers of Morocco and Eritrea on Wednesday and received messages from the king of Morocco and the president of Eritrea.

Nasser Bourita, the Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation delivered greetings from King Mohammed VI during a meeting at Al-Yamamah Palace, which were reciprocated by King Salman.

Osman Saleh, the Eritrean minister of foreign affairs conveyed greetings to King Salman from Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki at a separate meeting at Al-Yamamah Palace, while the king extended his greetings to the president.

Both meetings were attended by Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Minister of State Musaed Al-Aiban, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Minister of State for African Countries’ Affairs Ahmed Qattan, Moroccan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mustapha Mansouri and Saudi Ambassador to Eritrea Saqr bin Suleiman Al-Qurashi.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.