King Salman arrives in Makkah for last ten days of Ramadan

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King Salman arrives in Makkah where he will spend the last ten days of Ramadan on May 25,2019. (SPA)
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King Salman arrives in Makkah where he will spend the last ten days of Ramadan on May 25,2019. (SPA)
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King Salman arrives in Makkah where he will spend the last ten days of Ramadan on May 25,2019. (SPA)
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King Salman arrives in Makkah where he will spend the last ten days of Ramadan on May 25,2019. (SPA)
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King Salman arrives in Makkah where he will spend the last ten days of Ramadan on May 25,2019. (SPA)
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King Salman arrives in Makkah where he will spend the last ten days of Ramadan on May 25,2019. (SPA)
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King Salman arrives in Makkah where he will spend the last ten days of Ramadan on May 25,2019. (SPA)
Updated 26 May 2019

King Salman arrives in Makkah for last ten days of Ramadan

  • On his arrival in Makkah, King Salman was received by the governor of the region Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and other officials
  • The king will chair the 14th session of the OIC’s Islamic Summit in Makkah on May 31

RIYADH: King Salman arrived in Makkah on Saturday where he will spend the last ten days of Ramadan, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. 

On his arrival in the city, King Salman was received by the governor of the region Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and other officials including Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, the chief of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques.

The king will spend the last ten days of Ramadan, seen as the most virtuous and blessed days of the holy month, in Makkah to be near the Grand Mosque.  

Saudi Arabia will host the 14th session of the OIC’s Islamic Summit in Makkah on May 31, chaired by King Salman.

The summit, according to SPA, is titled “Makkah Summit: Together for the Future” and aims to develop a unified stance on events in the Islamic world.

 

 

 


Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

Updated 22 October 2019

Saudi minister hails ‘special relationship’ with Japan

  • “We share common values,” said Majid Al-Qasabi

TOKYO: Saudi Arabia has a “special relationship” with Japan, which is “reliable strategic partner and friend” of the Kingdom, the Saudi Minister for Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi said on Monday.

The minister was speaking at the launch in Tokyo of the Japanese-language online edition of Arab News, in the latest stage of its global expansion. The event came on the eve of Tuesday’s ceremonial enthronement of Emperor Naruhito in the Japanese capital. “This is a great opportunity, a moment in history,” Al-Qasabi said.

The news website, published in Japanese and English, will focus on enabling the exchange of information between Japan and the Arab world in business, current affairs, and arts and culture. “It will be good to have news in Japanese so many Japanese can read about the Arab world,” Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono said at the launch.

Common values

“We share common values, we have a high respect for the elders and we think that the family is very important … to me we are friends and I think we need to work together.

“In order to do that we need to know what people in the Middle East are actually thinking, what is happening on a daily basis, and we haven’t got the source for that — but now Arab News is in Japan.

“This is a very good means to exchange information between the Middle East and Japan, so I am very much looking forward to it.”