Saudi Arabia invites Tunisian President Kais Saied to the Kingdom

Tunisian President Kais Saied meets Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan at the Carthage Palace. (Photo/Twitter: @FaisalbinFarhan)
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Updated 10 January 2020

Saudi Arabia invites Tunisian President Kais Saied to the Kingdom

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has issued an official invitation to Tunisian President Kais Saied to visit the Kingdom.

The invitation came during a meeting between Saied and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Thursday at Carthage Palace in Tunisia.

The visit will focus on strengthening ties between the two countries and coordinating areas of common interest, the Saudi foreign minister said.

The Kingdom is committed to boosting cooperation to ensure progress and stability in Tunisia, he added.

The Saudi foreign minister was accompanied by Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Qattan. The meeting reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries, along with developments in regional and international issues.


Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 14 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 262,959
  • A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,383 new cases of the disease on Friday.

Of the new cases, 81 were recorded in Makkah, 77 in Hail, 69 in Jeddah and 63 in Riyadh.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 262,959 after 2,566 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

On Thursday, the health ministry announced Saudi Arabia had conducted more than 4 million COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests since the beginning of the outbreak.