Guinea’s president leaves Saudi Arabia

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde left Jeddah on Friday after his four-day official tour to the Kingdom. (SPA)
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Updated 14 February 2020

Guinea’s president leaves Saudi Arabia

  • Conde thanked King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and KSRelief for providing aid to his country

JEDDAH: Guinea’s President Alpha Conde, who arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday, left Jeddah on Friday after his four-day official tour.
At King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Conde was seen off by Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed and a number of officials.
During his stay, Conde held talks with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh.
In separate meetings, they reviewed areas of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Guinea, and ways to develop and strengthen them.
During his stay in Riyadh, Conde met Dr. Bandar Hajjar, president of the Islamic Development Bank, and Dr. Khalid Al-Khudairy, vice president and managing director of the Saudi Fund for Development. They discussed issues of common interest.
Conde also visited the headquarters of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in Riyadh.
The president met Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief, and discussed issues pertaining to a mechanism for delivering assistance to the needy in Guinea.
Conde thanked King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and KSRelief for providing aid to his country.
Later, the president arrived in Jeddah and met a number of Saudi officials. He also performed Umrah.


Saudi Arabia’s health ministry announces two more deaths, 110 new coronavirus cases

Updated 31 March 2020

Saudi Arabia’s health ministry announces two more deaths, 110 new coronavirus cases

  • The two latest people to die from the virus were residents of Madinah
  • The case total in the country has reached 1,563

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s health ministry announced 110 new cases of coronavirus, along with two new deaths in the Kingdom on Tuesday.

The case total in the country has reached 1,563 and the death toll is now in double figures at 10.

The two latest people to die from the virus were residents of Madinah.

Of the 110 new cases, 33 were in the capital Riyadh, 29 in Jeddah and 20 in Makkah. Seven cases were recorded in Al-Qatif and four in Khobar.

Three cases were also confirmed in Dammam, three in Medina, two in Hufof, two in Dhahran, and another two in Jazan, the ministry added.

The rest were in Al-Badaea, Abha, Khamis Mushait, RasTanura and Al-Khafji where one case was reported in each.

The ministry also confirmed that 165 people have recovered from the coronavirus so far.