Saudi culture minister meets Russian counterparts in Moscow

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Saudi culture minister meets Russian counterparts in Moscow. (SPA)
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Saudi culture minister meets Russian counterparts in Moscow. (SPA)
Updated 14 May 2019

Saudi culture minister meets Russian counterparts in Moscow

  • Raed Bin Khalid Qarmli, the Saudi ambassador to the Russian Federation and other high ranking officials attended the meeting

RIYADH: As part of an official visit to the Russian Federation, Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Medinsky and Deputy Prime Minister for Sports, Tourism and Culture Olga Golodets.

During the meeting, on May 13 in Moscow, they discussed areas of cooperation between their countries and ways in which Saudi-Russian cultural relations can be enhanced.

Raed Bin Khalid Qarmli, the Saudi ambassador to the Russian Federation, Mikhail Bogdanov, the special envoy of the Russian President for the Middle East and African countries, and Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, also attended the meeting.


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.