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.


Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,257 new coronavirus cases and 32 new fatalities from the disease.

The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 289,947. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 3,199. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 88 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 65 reported in Dammam and 63 in al-Hafouf.

There have been a further 1,439 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 253,478