King Salman receives credentials of foreign ambassadors

King Salman receives envoys of friendly countries at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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King Salman receives credentials of foreign ambassadors

JEDDAH: King Salman on Sunday received credentials of a number of ambassadors of friendly countries at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah.

The envoys who called on the Saudi king included Kazakhstan Ambassador Berik Aryn, Chinese Ambassador Chen Weiqing, Indian Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed and American Ambassador John Abizaid.

The king welcomed the ambassadors to the Kingdom and conveyed his regards to leaders of their respective countries. He wished the diplomats success in their missions to enhance and develop relations between Saudi Arabia and their countries.

The ambassadors conveyed the greetings of their respective leaders. They expressed their keenness on strengthening bilateral ties with the Kingdom in all spheres of life.

State Minister and Cabinet member Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Cabinet member and Chief of the Royal Court Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Issa and a number of officials attended the ceremony.


Spectacular shows celebrate Saudi National Day in style

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Spectacular shows celebrate Saudi National Day in style

  • Public will be treated to festivals, concerts and firework displays

RIYADH: With the celebrations for Saudi Arabia’s National Day is in full swing this weekend, there is no shortage of events taking place across the Kingdom.

Among the most interesting and spectacular are three international shows being staged in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam, including a special performance by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.

“Tariq Al-Himma” will take the audience on a unique and extraordinary artistic journey through the past, present and future of Saudi Arabia, in a show filled with national pride. You can catch the hour-long performance at the Green Halls in Riyadh from September 21 to 23, starting at 9:30 p.m. each night. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Al-Hamra Corniche in Jeddah is the location for “Star Island” on September 23 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thousands of fireworks will paint the sky with dazzling colors, accompanied by sounds, light effects and laser beams.

The world’s most popular circus show, Cirque du Soleil, presents a specially created hour-long show for Saudi National Day at the Dhahran Expo in Dammam. Featuring 40 artists performing a variety of acrobatic routines, the show begins at 9 p.m. each night until September 23.

The season of events marking the celebration of the Kingdom’s National Day, which falls on September 23, includes more than 40 entertainment, cultural and sporting events and activities across the country. They include festivals, concerts, firework displays, youth forums and public celebrations.