King Salman and Tunisian President hold bilateral talks

King Salman and Tunisian President hold bilateral talks
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held bilateral talks on Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held bilateral talks on Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held bilateral talks on Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held bilateral talks on Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held bilateral talks on Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held bilateral talks on Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held bilateral talks on Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held bilateral talks on Friday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held bilateral talks on Friday. (SPA)
Updated 31 March 2019

King Salman and Tunisian President hold bilateral talks

King Salman and Tunisian President hold bilateral talks
  • Two agreements were signed by Saudi Arabia and Tunisia
  • President Essebsi awarded King Salman the republic’s medal, the highest official award

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi held bilateral talks at the Carthage Palace in Tunisia on Friday. 

During the meeting, King Salman and President Essebsi discussed bilateral cooperation and ways of enhancing and developing them. They also reviewed regional and international developments.

King Salman and President Essebsi witnessed the signing of two agreements between Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.

An agreement was signed for a developmental loan to fund projects to protect cities and urban areas from flooding in Tunisia.

Another agreement was signed in relation to Saudi exports to The Tunisian Company of the Refining Industries (STIR).

The agreements were signed by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ibrahim Al-Assaf and Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. 

King Salman and President Essebsi also launched three projects in Tunis on Friday. They include the restoration of the Uqba bin Nafe mosque and the city of Utaiqah in Kairouan, the King Salman project to restore the Al-Zaytuna mosque, and the building of the King Salman bin Abdulaziz University hospital in Kairouan.

President Essebsi also awarded King Salman the republic’s medal, the highest official award.

King Salman presented President Essebsi with the King Abdulaziz Medal.

A luncheon was also held in honour of King Salman.

The king will head Saudi Arabia’s delegation at the 30th Arab League summit that will take place in Tunis on Sunday. 

His visit comes as a response to an invitation by President Essebsi. 

Essebsi said on Thursday that King Salman’s visit confirms that relations between Saudi Arabia and Tunisia are at the highest level. 


Weather warnings issued across Saudi Arabia until Saturday

Saudi civil defense called on the public to be wary of the potential dangers of the severe weather conditions and to avoid places where torrents gather. Pictured the Eastern Province. (File/SPA)
Saudi civil defense called on the public to be wary of the potential dangers of the severe weather conditions and to avoid places where torrents gather. Pictured the Eastern Province. (File/SPA)
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Weather warnings issued across Saudi Arabia until Saturday

Saudi civil defense called on the public to be wary of the potential dangers of the severe weather conditions and to avoid places where torrents gather. Pictured the Eastern Province. (File/SPA)
  • Some areas should expect heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows and flooding

RIYADH: Weather warnings have been issued for several regions across Saudi Arabia starting from Wednesday until Saturday, the Kingdom’s civil defense said on Tuesday.
The authority warned of thunderstorms with light to moderate rain and brisk winds in the capital Riyadh, the Eastern Province, the Northern Borders Province, Jawf, Tabuk, and Qassim. It also warned some areas will experience heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows and flooding.
The civil defense also warned of thunderstorms with moderate rain and brisk winds in Makkah, Madinah and Hail.
The warnings were issued based on data received from the National Center of Meteorology.
The civil defense called on everyone to be wary of the severe conditions, to stay away from places that could flood, and to abide by the civil defense’s instructions and updates announced through media and social media outlets.