Pakistani PM arrives in Madinah, visits Prophet’s Mosque

Prime Minister Imran Khan being received in Madinah. (SPA)
Updated 21 September 2019

Pakistani PM arrives in Madinah, visits Prophet’s Mosque

MADINAH: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Madinah on Friday to visit the Prophet’s Mosque.

Khan was received at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport by Undersecretary of Madinah region Wahib bin Mohammed Al-Sahli and a number of senior civil and military officials.

Khan is on a two-day visit to the Kingdom, and met King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah on Thursday.

The Pakistani prime minister condemned the recent missile and drone strikes on Saudi Aramco oil facilities in the Eastern Province. “Pakistan will stand by Saudi Arabia in case of any threat to the sanctity and security of the Two Holy Mosques,” Khan said. 

The king said that the Kingdom is capable of dealing with acts that target the security and stability of the region and global energy supplies.

The crown prince said that these terrorist acts are intended to destabilize security and stability in the region, and stressed the importance of addressing such acts.


King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

Updated 17 October 2019

King Salman appoints new Saudi central bank deputy governor

RIYADH: King Salman appointed Ayman bin Mohammed Al-Sayari as deputy governor for the Kingdom’s central bank, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

Al-Sayari was previously SAMA's deputy governor for investment.

He thanked King Salman for the appointment and the confidence placed in him.