Miteb meets Hollande, hails strong French ties

Updated 12 June 2012

Miteb meets Hollande, hails strong French ties

Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, state minister and commander of the National Guard, met with French President Francois Hollande in Elysee Palace here yesterday and underscored the strong relations between the two countries.
“My talks with the president focused on the historic relations between the two countries. France is one of the most advanced countries and we want to strengthen our cooperation with France and other friendly countries,” Prince Miteb said. The meeting at Elysee Palace was attended by Saudi Ambassador to France Dr. Muhammad Al-Asheikh. “Saudi-French relations are strong and deep-rooted,” the prince said while leaving the palace.
“Our relations are at the highest level under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and President Hollande,” the Saudi Press Agency quoted him as saying.
Prince Miteb said the Saudi-French ties are based on a strong foundation and there is mutual understanding on all issues. “We also cooperate in many areas,” he pointed out.
The National Guard chief expressed his happiness over meeting the new French president, adding that he had conveyed the greetings of the Saudi leadership and people to Hollande for winning the recent presidential election.
“Meetings and visits of officials from both countries will strengthen relations and open new horizons of cooperation based on mutual trust to realize joint interests,” he said.
Prince Miteb expressed Saudi Arabia’s desire to expand cooperation with France, enhancing their joint work into new areas.

 


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.