Saudi minister meets Suriname foreign minister

Al-Jubeir meets Suriname foreign minister Albert R. Ramdin. (Supplied)
Al-Jubeir meets Suriname foreign minister Albert R. Ramdin. (Supplied)
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Updated 03 July 2022

Saudi minister meets Suriname foreign minister

Al-Jubeir meets Suriname foreign minister Albert R. Ramdin. (Supplied)
  • The Saudi minister’s visit to the South American country came at the invitation of Ramdin to attend the CARICOM meeting

PARAMARIBO: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met Suriname Foreign Minister Albert R. Ramdin in the capital Paramaribo on Sunday.

Al-Jubeir, who is also the Kingdom’s climate envoy, met Ramdin on the sidelines of the Caribbean Community leaders’ meeting. Known as CARICOM, the intergovernmental organization is made up of 15 member states throughout the Caribbean.

During the meeting, both parties discussed regional and international issues of common interest and ways to strengthen bilateral relations.

The Saudi minister’s visit to the South American country came at the invitation of Ramdin to attend the CARICOM meeting.

Upon his arrival, Al-Jubeir was received by Suriname Defense Minister Krishna Mathoera and Minister of Economic Affairs, Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation Kildesangha Reshma.


Saudi Crown Prince receives call from Pakistani PM

Saudi Crown Prince receives call from Pakistani PM
Updated 27 min 58 sec ago

Saudi Crown Prince receives call from Pakistani PM

Saudi Crown Prince receives call from Pakistani PM

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Sunday from Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, prime minister of Pakistan, Saudi Press Agency reported.

During the call, they reviewed the brotherly and historical relations between the Kingdom and Pakistan, in addition to discussing opportunities for cooperation between the two countries and ways to enhance them in various fields.

Also on Sunday, King Salman and the crown prince congratulated Pakistani President Arif Alvi on Saturday on the occasion of Pakistan’s 76th Independence Day.

“The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to President Dr. Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, on the anniversary of his country’s Independence Day,” SPA said. 

In his message, Prince Mohammed “wished the President constant good health and happiness and the government and friendly people of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan steady progress and prosperity.” 


Hundreds of women benefit from Saudi virtual health sessions

The virtual clinic contributes to achieving the university's strategic goals of providing a campus life. (SPA)
The virtual clinic contributes to achieving the university's strategic goals of providing a campus life. (SPA)
Updated 26 min 39 sec ago

Hundreds of women benefit from Saudi virtual health sessions

The virtual clinic contributes to achieving the university's strategic goals of providing a campus life. (SPA)
  • The sessions are provided in cooperation with the Saudi Charitable Association of Diabetes to the university’s students and employees

RIYADH: Almost 330 women have benefited from virtual health sessions provided through the Nutrition Unit at Princess Nourah bint Abdul Rahman University, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The sessions aim to highlight diabetes prevention, adopting a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of infection, spreading awareness about diabetes, the stages of diabetes, correcting misconceptions, answering inquiries, and providing the necessary moral support and awareness for those with diabetes by opening a reliable advice channel.

The sessions are provided in cooperation with the Saudi Charitable Association of Diabetes to the university’s students and employees.

Every month, the clinic hosts an association member who gives medical consultations and holds awareness sessions.

Families of university employees who wish to benefit from the counseling sessions can also attend.

The virtual clinic contributes to achieving the university's strategic goals of providing a campus life that supports people’s health and well-being for better productivity.

The efforts come within the framework of cooperation between the university and organizations that seek to achieve the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 by keeping pace with the needs of female students, promoting health, and moral support.

 


Saudia concludes Hajj 2022 operations

Saudia concludes Hajj 2022 operations
Updated 14 August 2022

Saudia concludes Hajj 2022 operations

Saudia concludes Hajj 2022 operations
  • Flight SV5712 from Madinah airport, carrying 347 Hajj pilgrims, was bid farewell on Sunday
  • Saudia’s Hajj plan began with arrivals to the Kingdom on June 6 and continued with departures on July 14

RIYADH: The Kingdom’s flag carrier Saudia concluded its global Hajj 2022 transport operation with a flight to Ahmedabad, India on Sunday.

Flight SV5712 from Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport, carrying 347 pilgrims, was bid farewell by Saudia’s chief Hajj and Umrah officer Amer Alkhushail.

Saudia’s operational plan for Hajj began with arrivals to the Kingdom on June 6 and continued with departures on July 14.

More than 350,000 pilgrims were transported over the two phases, of which 120,000 traveled on 300 Hajj flights. A further 230,000 pilgrims traveled on scheduled and additional flights.

The airline revealed that 280,000 pieces of luggage were handled as part of its free “luggage first” service that was launched this year.

As part of the free service, pilgrims’ luggage was collected from their hotel or other accommodation in Jeddah, Makkah or Madinah 24 hours before their departure and delivered to the correct airport baggage center where it was checked in before they arrived at the airport.


OIC chief receives Somalia’s special presidential envoy in Jeddah

OIC chief Hissein Brahim Taha receives Somalia’s special presidential envoy. (Supplied)
OIC chief Hissein Brahim Taha receives Somalia’s special presidential envoy. (Supplied)
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OIC chief receives Somalia’s special presidential envoy in Jeddah

OIC chief Hissein Brahim Taha receives Somalia’s special presidential envoy. (Supplied)

JEDDAH: Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Hissein Brahim Taha received Special Envoy of the Somali President for Humanitarian Affairs and Drought Abdul Rahman Abdul Shakour at the headquarters of the OIC’s General Secretariat in Jeddah on Sunday.

The envoy delivered a written message from the president of Somalia to Taha.

The secretary-general said that the OIC is deeply concerned about the drought and famine in Somalia.

Taha reaffirmed the commitment of the General Secretariat to implement the resolution adopted to alleviate the suffering of the Somali people and issued by the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers held in Islamabad, Pakistan, earlier this year. He called for intensified efforts to assist those affected by the drought.

 


ThePlace: Tabuk’s coastline and stunning beaches host 100 islands

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Photo/Saudi Press Agency
Updated 49 min 25 sec ago

ThePlace: Tabuk’s coastline and stunning beaches host 100 islands

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  • The region and its islands boast pristine white beaches and clear turquoise waters, prompting visitors to leave technology and the hustle of modern life behind to soak in the nature

Tabuk has an expansive coastline extending 700 kilometers, hosting an estimated 100 islands and stunning beaches from Haql in the north, passing through Al-Bida and Duba to Al-Wajh and Umluj in the west.

The picturesque northwestern part of the Kingdom attracts many visitors, and numbers increased after the launch of Vision 2030, which is focused on protecting the environment and promoting tourism by implementing development projects such as at NEOM, Amaala and the Red Sea.

Tabuk is also a safe habitat for thousands of migratory birds that cross between the continents of Asia and Europe.

The region and its islands boast pristine white beaches and clear turquoise waters, prompting visitors to leave technology and the hustle of modern life behind to soak in the nature.

In Umluj, visitors can flock to its famous Duqum Tourist Beach that has sandy hills, coral reefs, rich marine life and scores of thrilling activities.

Around 170 kilometers north lies Al-Wajh and the beaches of Sharm Za’em and Al-Durar, popular for various types of rocks and coral reefs, and around 40 kilometers further on is the beautiful Hawaz beach.

Al Rumaila, Wahban, Al-Harraba, Al-Ma’aliq, Al-Falaq, Antar, Umm Anam, Al-Seeh, Al-Nakhira, and Umm Al-Tin are some of the beaches in the south of the region that have beautiful sea and sandy shores

Duba, which is approximately 150 kilometers from Al-Wajh, hosts quiet beaches at Al-Sajdah, Al-Muwailih, Sharma, Al-Sura, Al-Khuraiba and Qayal.

In Al-Bidaa, which is about 200 kilometers further on from Duba, the beaches formed in a valley of Al-Tayyib Asm have a majestic view of the mountains.

Haql beach, which is 93 kilometers away from Al-Bida, has a unique climate compared to the rest of the beaches of the Kingdom, with low humidity levels and  clear waters.

Al-Nakhil, the oldest site inhabited by residents and tourists in Haql, has a crescent-shaped beach with mountains toward the south.

From the beaches of Al-Sultanah, Umm Anam, Shureh and Al-Wasl, visitors can also clearly see a number of the Kingdom’s neighboring countries.