Outgoing Chinese envoy meets King Salman

King Salman receives outgoing Chinese Ambassador Li Huaxin at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 12 March 2019

Outgoing Chinese envoy meets King Salman

  • Saudi Olympic National Team players warded with King Abdul Aziz Medals

The outgoing Chinese envoy, Li Huaxin, on Sunday visited King Salman to bid him farewell at the end of his term.  Saudi Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf was also present during the meeting.

On Sunday, the King awarded the Saudi Olympic National Team players with the King Abdul Aziz Medal for the First and Second Classes in appreciation of their performance at the Third Olympic Youth Games in Argentina.

The King congratulated the delegation on their achievement and wished them success in all future events.

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal bin Abdul Aziz, chairman of the board of directors of the General Sport Authority, and chairman of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, Prince Fahad bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz bin Musaid, head of the delegation and members of technical and administrative staff attended the reception.

King Salman granted the King Abdul Aziz Medal of First Class to the Olympic gold medalist, Mohammed bin Ayedh Al-Asiri, and the King Abdul Aziz Medal of the Second Class to bronze medals winners Mohammed bin Dhaim Al-Ma'awi and Ali bin Yusuf Al-Othman.

 


Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Awdah’ initiative helps over 12,790 expats return home

  • Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service
  • People can register through the Absher platform

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s initiative Awdah helped 12,798 expatriates return home amid the coronavirus travel bans, state news agency SPA reported.
The program, which means return in Arabic, was launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to help stranded expats return to their home countries and received a total of 178,452 individual registrations between April 22 to June 3. Only those whose countries have agreed to receive them have been flown out.
Residents with exit and re-entry visas, final exit visas and individuals with visit visas are eligible for the service.
To register, a person must use the Absher platform to provide residency number, date of birth, phone number, city of departure and name of airport at home country, the report added.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, the General Authority of Civil Aviation and other governmental organizations are working together to help stranded expats return home.