King Salman attends camel festival closing ceremony

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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
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King Salman attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh on March 23, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 23 March 2019

King Salman attends camel festival closing ceremony

  • King Salman and the attendees watched a folk dance performance at the ceremony
  • The king also handed prizes to winners of the festival at the ceremony

RIYADH: King Salman on Saturday attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh.
The king was received on his arrival by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Riyadh Deputy Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Abdul Aziz, Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, Saudi Camel Club Chairman Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin, and a number of officials.
King Salman welcomed Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum, Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s representative Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saadi, Kyrgyz Premier Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, representative of the King of Bahrain for Charity Works and Youth Affairs Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Mauritania’s Minister of Culture and Handicrafts and government spokesman Mohammed Ould Maham and other guests at the camel festival’s closing ceremony.
The king then handed prizes to winners of the festival. King Salman and the attendees also watched a folk dance performance.
Bin Hithlin said that the king’s patronage of the closing ceremony was the culmination of efforts to organize the festival and consolidate its heritage.
Attendance at the festival was more than double that of the previous year, he said.


King Salman meets GCC leaders for 40th Gulf summit in Riyadh

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King Salman meets GCC leaders for 40th Gulf summit in Riyadh

  • Gulf leaders will discuss a number of important issues

RIYADH: GCC leaders arrived in Riyadh Tuesday for a summit that will focus on improving integration between Gulf countries.

The 40th Supreme Council meeting will be chaired by King Salman, who met the representatives from each country as they landed.The heds of the delegations including the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani said Gulf leaders will discuss a number of important issues to enhance the process of cooperation and integration among member states in various political, defense, security, economic and social fields.

They will also review regional and international political developments, security conditions in the region, and their implications for the security and stability of the GCC countries.

Among the topics on the agenda is the war in Yemen and Iran’s interference in regional affairs.