Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Saudi Arabia, meets crown prince

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Riyadh on Saturday, on a trip during which he met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (Twitter: @KSAMOFA)
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Riyadh on Saturday, on a trip during which he met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (Twitter: @KSAMOFA)
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Riyadh on Saturday, on a trip during which he met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (Twitter: @KSAMOFA)
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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is received at King Khalid International Airport by the governor of Riyadh region Prince Faisal bin Bandar. (SPA)
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Updated 15 December 2019

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Saudi Arabia, meets crown prince

  • Khan was received at King Khalid International Airport by the governor of Riyadh region Prince Faisal bin Bandar
  • Ambassadors from both countries were in attendance

RIYADH: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and aspects of cooperation in different areas.

They also reviewed regional and international developments and several other issues of common interest.

Khan arrived in Madinah and visited the Prophet’s Mosque before heading to Riyadh. In Riyadh, Khan was received by Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar at King Khalid International Airport.

In a statement issued on Friday, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said that the visit was “part of the regular exchanges between the leadership of Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

It added: “The consultations will cover bilateral matters and recent developments in the regional context.”

Khan’s trip follows Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s visit earlier this week to Riyadh where Qureshi held a meeting with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Farhan bin Abdullah, to review bilateral relations between the two countries and discuss the latest regional and international developments.


KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.