Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Argentina ahead of G20 summit

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived Wednesday morning ahead of the G20 summit. (SPA)
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Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie (C) welcomes Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left) upon his arrival at Ezeiza International airport in Buenos Aires on November 28, 2018. (AFP/G20 handout photo)
Updated 29 November 2018

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Argentina ahead of G20 summit

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman left Tunisia early Wednesday for Argentina ahead of the G20 summit
  • He will attend the 10th summit of the leaders of the world's top 20 economies

BUENOS AIRES: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Argentina Wednesday ahead of the G20 summit. 
The crown prince  was received at the airport in Buenos Aires by the Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faure, Saudi Press Agency reported.

He flew in from Tunisia where he had met with President Beji Caid Essebsi on the fourth leg of a tour of Arab countries.

The day before, he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi. He started his tour in the UAE, followed by Bahrain.
The G20 summit will be held on Friday and Saturday.
 


Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

Updated 13 November 2019

Wait is almost over for music fans eager to learn who will headline E-Prix concerts

  • Organizers promise this year’s line-up of international stars at Diriyah event will be bigger than ever

RIYADH: The first of the major international music acts that will perform at the Diriyah E-Prix this month will be announced on Wednesday.

There were incredible scenes at the event last year when David Guetta, One Republic, the Black Eyed Peas, Amr Diab, Enrique Iglesias and Jason Derulo rocked the UNESCO World Heritage site. About 40,000 fans flocked to the Diriyah Circuit, on the outskirts of Riyadh, for the after-race concerts, the first unsegregated music events in Saudi Arabia

The stage is set for even bigger and better things this year, with the promise of another two nights of unmissable music on Nov. 22 and 23 as the E-Prix racing returns.

“If you were one of the 40,000 who were lucky enough to be part of that watershed moment (last year) for the Kingdom, believe me, you have not seen anything yet,” said Prince Abdul Aziz Al-Faisal Al-Saud, chairman of the General Sports Authority.

“Last year we told people before we announced (the acts) they should get their tickets early to avoid disappointment. Once we revealed who was coming, the tickets sold out incredibly quickly. This year will be the same but even bigger, so for music fans who want to enjoy the biggest concerts in Saudi Arabia, the smart move is to get your ticket now.”

The Diriyah E Prix kicks off the sixth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s premier all-electric motorsport series, with a double header of races. It also marks the start of Diriyah Season, a month of sport, entertainment, art, cultural festivities, food and retail experiences. Tickets for the Diriyah E Prix, which include entry to the after-race concerts, are available at www.diriyahseason.sa.