Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt and is received by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt and is received by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hosts Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 25 February 2019

Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

  • King Salman will head the Saudi delegation at the EU-Arab states summit
  • Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the king’s visit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Egypt Saturday on an official visit, during which he will attend the EU-Arab Summit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.  

The king will head the Saudi delegation at the summit, which is due to be held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. 

The two-day summit is billed as a starting point for the Arab League and the EU to boost cooperation on shared strategic priorities including migration, security and climate change.

Economic development, the Palestinian question, and the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Yemen are also up for discussion.

The king's visit is a response to an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who will host the two-day summit.

Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the visit. 


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.