Saudi official attends Egyptian National Day celebrations in Riyadh

Acting Riyadh Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz meets Egyptian Ambassador Nasser Hamdy. (AN photo by Basheer Saleh)
Updated 18 July 2019

Saudi official attends Egyptian National Day celebrations in Riyadh

  • Prince Mohammed represents the Saudi government at the celebration

RIYADH: The Egyptian Embassy in Riyadh celebrated its National Day with VIP guests including acting Riyadh Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz, senior diplomats, business leaders and members of the Egyptian community.

Prince Mohammed represented the Saudi government at the celebration. Upon his arrival, he was received by Egyptian Ambassador Nasser Hamdy and embassy officials.

“I’d like to welcome Prince Mohammed,” said Hamdy. “I’d like to pay tribute to the development of Egyptian-Saudi relations in various fields, and the keenness of the leaders on continuous coordination and constant consultation from both sides.” The ambassador described the bilateral relationship as “at the height of its prosperity.” 

Under the “visionary leadership” of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Saudi King Salman, “the two countries are serving as the safety valve for the Arab region against internal and external threats, and will continue to remain united in the interest of Arab and Islamic nations,” Hamdy said.

Egyptians constitute the largest Arab expatiate group in Saudi Arabia, representing nearly 40 percent of Arab expatriates working in the Kingdom.


Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

Updated 22 August 2019

Houthis target Saudi Khamis Mushayt in repeat attack

  • Houthis claimed 10 drones which hit a Saudi natural gas liquefaction plant
  • The Arab coalition said the Houthis are becoming desperate because of their losses

DUBAI: The Arab coalition destroyed two Houthi drones targeting Khamis Mushayt city in south west Saudi Arabia, the state news agency SPA reported on Thursday.

It was the latest in a spate of drone attacks claimed by the Houthi militia in recent weeks, including 10 drones that hit the Saudi Shaybah natural gas liquefaction plant near the UAE border.

Arab Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said the coalition were taking all possible measures and employing best practices to intercept the drones and stop attacks,

And said the the repeated attacks showed the militants were becoming increasingly desperate as they continued to lose on a daily basis.