Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister holds call with Azerbaijani counterpart

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister holds call with Azerbaijani counterpart
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Jeyhun Bayramov, discussed bilateral relations. (File/SPA)
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Updated 11 October 2020

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister holds call with Azerbaijani counterpart

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister holds call with Azerbaijani counterpart
  • They discussed bilateral relations and the conflict with Armenia

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan received a phone call on Sunday from his Azerbaijani counterpart, Jeyhun Bayramov, Saudi Press Agency reported.
During the call, the ministers discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and areas of joint cooperation.

The call also dealt with developments in the conflict with Armenia and a number of issues of common concern.
Clashes broke out in July between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. I was the heaviest fighting since a 1994 cease-fire.


Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

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Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases

Saudi Arabia confirms 10 COVID-19 deaths, 234 new cases
  • The Kingdom said 357 patients recovered in past 24 hours
  • The highest number of cases were recorded in Riyadh with 70

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 10 new COVID-19 related deaths on Friday, raising the total number of fatalities to 5,940.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 234 new confirmed cases reported in the Kingdom in the previous 24 hours, meaning 358,336 people have now contracted the disease.
Of the total number of cases, 4,158 remain active and 596 in critical condition.

According to the ministry, the highest number of cases were recorded in the capital Riyadh with 70, followed by Makkah with 42, the Eastern Province with 35, Madinah recorded 27, and Qassim confirmed 17 cases.
The ministry also announced that 357 patients had recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 348,238.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected around 65.3 million people globally and the death toll has exceeded 1.5 million.