Saudi King Salman and Lebanese PM Hariri discuss bilateral relations

King Salman receives Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on March 11, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 30 March 2019

Saudi King Salman and Lebanese PM Hariri discuss bilateral relations

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. They discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries and the latest regional developments, particularly in Lebanon.

Saudi Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, State Minister Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, who is also a Cabinet member, were also present during the meeting.

The king also held a separate meeting with the director general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom. They reviewed the WHO’s global efforts and discussed ways to enhance coordination.

On Monday, senior officials of the Finance Ministry, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Capital Market Authority, chairmen of the boards of directors of Saudi banks, finance and insurance companies called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace.

During the meeting, the king stressed the role of the financial sector in supporting the development of the country and the importance of its growth to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

Senior princes, ministers and other officials attended the meeting.


Saudi Arabia announces 23 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 28 min 26 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 23 more deaths from COVID-19

  • A total of 503 people have died from COVID-19 in the Kingdom so far
  • The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the kingdom has reached 85,261

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 23 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,877 new cases of the disease on Sunday. 

Of the new cases, 586 were recorded in Jeddah, 504 in Riyadh, and 159 in Makkah. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the kingdom has reached 85,261. 

The health ministry also announced that 3,559 more patients had recovered from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of people who have recovered in the Kingdom to 62,442.

A total of 503 people have died from COVID-19 in the Kingdom so far.