Kingdom, UAE sign deal for Coordination Council

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SOLIDARITY: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman holds talks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in Jeddah. (SPA)
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WARM WELCOME: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and interior minister, receives Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan in Jeddah. (SPA)
Updated 17 May 2016

Kingdom, UAE sign deal for Coordination Council

JEDDAH:The Kingdom and the UAE have set up a joint council to coordinate efforts and bolster ties between the two countries.
A protocol to set up the council was signed Monday at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah in the presence of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces
Nizar bin Obaid Madani, minister of state for foreign affairs, signed for Saudi Arabia while Ali bin Mohammed Al-Shamsi, deputy secretary-general of the Supreme Council for Security, signed for the UAE.
King Salman earlier received at his palace Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan.
At the outset of the meeting, the king welcomed the Abu Dhabi crown prince and the accompanying delegation.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan thanked King Salman for the warm welcome and generous hospitality accorded to him and his delegation.
During the meeting, they reviewed the close brotherly relations between the two countries and aspects of bilateral cooperation in various fields, in addition to the latest developments at regional and international arenas.
King Salman hosted a lunch banquet in honor of the UAE leader and his delegation before they left Jeddah.


Saudi Arabia announces 16 more deaths from COVID-19 as restrictions partially eased

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Saudi Arabia announces 16 more deaths from COVID-19 as restrictions partially eased

  • The health ministry announced 3,531 new cases of recovery
  • Saudi Arabia will see a partial ease in coronavirus lockdown restrictions from Thursday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 16 more deaths from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 1,644 new cases of the disease on Thursday.
The health ministry urged citizens and residents to abide by measures to prevent the spread of the virus as the Kingdom starts to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions from Thursday.
Of the new cases, 611 were recorded in Riyadh, 360 in Jeddah, 148 in Makkah, 101 in Dammam and 91 in Hufof.
The health ministry also announced 3,531 new cases of recovery, which brings the total number of patients who have recovered in the Kingdom so far to 54,553.
A total of 441 people have died from the coronavirus in the Kingdom so far.