Pakistan PM receives Makkah’s Grand Mosque imam

Dr. Abdullah bin Awwad Al-Juhani. (Twitter) and Imran Khan. (AFP)
Updated 17 April 2019
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Pakistan PM receives Makkah’s Grand Mosque imam

  • Alvi said: “Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia, which are fraternal relations based on religious and cultural commonalities”

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan received Sheikh Dr. Abdullah bin Awwad Al-Juhani, an imam at Makkah’s Grand Mosque.
The meeting was attended by Pakistani Religious Affairs Minister Noor Ul-Haq Qadri, Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malik and other officials.
Khan expressed appreciation for King Salman’s efforts to unify the Muslim world so it can confront challenges, extremism and terrorism, as well as his efforts to serve the Two Holy Mosques, pilgrims and Umrah performers. Khan also praised the visit to Pakistan by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
On Monday, Al-Juhani held talks with Pakistani President Dr. Arif Alvi.
“Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia, which are fraternal relations based on religious and cultural commonalities,” Alvi said.
Saudi-Pakistani relations are characterized by their shared visions on regional and international issues, as well as a shared desire to address the challenges facing the Muslim world, he added.
Alvi hailed the Saudi leadership’s efforts to serve the Two Holy Mosques, and the services provided to pilgrims every year.


Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

Updated 20 June 2019
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Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

PARIS: Saudi defense chiefs signed a number of strategic partnerships with major global companies while taking part in the prestigious Paris Air Show.
The pavilion of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company received a succession of key aerospace-industry figures during the Kingdom’s first exhibition appearance at the world’s largest aviation event.
High-profile visitors welcomed by SAMI chief executive offer, Andreas Schwer, included chairman of the SAMI board of directors, Ahmad Al-Khatib, deputy chairman of the SAMI board of directors and chairman of the board of directors of the Local Content and Government Procurement Commission, Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, and president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.
The pavilion also received a senior delegation from the Saudi Presidency of State Security, along with the director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.
During the second day of the air show, which runs until June 23 at Le Bourget airport in Paris, SAMI officials took part in meetings and signed strategic partnerships with global businesses involved in the four areas of the company’s work, namely air and ground systems, weapons, missiles and defense electronics.
At a signing ceremony in the SAMI pavilion, company chiefs also put pen to paper on a joint project agreement with US aerospace and defense company L3 Technologies for cooperation in the field of electro-optical and infra-red technology and special task systems inside Saudi Arabia. In February, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the joint project.