Saudi Human Rights Commission chief receives French-Saudi Parliamentary Friendship Committee official

Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Human Rights Commission, received Amal Amelia Lakrafi, deputy chairman of the French-Saudi Parliamentary Friendship Committee, in Riyadh on Monday. They discussed ways to boost cooperation between the two countries. (SPA)
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Updated 10 March 2020

Saudi Human Rights Commission chief receives French-Saudi Parliamentary Friendship Committee official

  • Saudi investments in France amount to about $900 million, mostly in the real estate sector, according to French statistics

RIYADH: The president of the Human Rights Commission, Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, held talks with Amal Amelia Lakrafi, deputy president of the French-Saudi Parliamentary Friendship Committee, in Riyadh on Monday.
They discussed aspects of cooperation particularly in the areas of human rights and ways to enhance them.
They commended the deep relation between the two friendly countries. Al-Awwad reviewed the efforts of the Kingdom under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is supporting and promoting human rights.
Al-Awwad also highlighted the developments taking place in the Kingdom toward the goal of achieving sustainable development in line with the Vision 2030.
France ranks third among countries investing in Saudi Arabia, and has 80 companies operating in the Kingdom.
Saudi investments in France amount to about $900 million, mostly in the real estate sector, according to French statistics.

 


Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

Updated 28 May 2020

Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's minister of Islamic affairs called on Muslims to respect ongoing preventative measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) inside mosques as the Kingdom eases some restrictions.

Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said worshipers should bring their own prayer mats, wear masks and wash their hands prior to coming to the mosque to ensure the safety of other worshippers. 

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20, except in Makkah. 

Worshippers must keep two meters apart and leave a row of space empty between each row, he said.

The minister said the elderly and children under 15 should continue to avoid going to the mosque. 

The instructions follow other announcements in the Kingdom relaxing aspects of the lockdown, including reducing curfews and allowing freer movement of people.