Saudi Arabia, Pakistan sign three deals on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Jeddah on September 19, 2018. (Saudi Ministry of Media handout via AFP/File photo)
Updated 30 September 2018
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Saudi Arabia, Pakistan sign three deals on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

  • The agreements will bring major investments to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects
  • First delegation from KSA to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry announced on Thursday that Islamabad and Saudi Arabia have signed three major investment deals for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.
He told the media: “Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have inked three agreements for grants. The first delegation from Saudi Arabia, comprising the chief of its investment and petroleum ministers, will be arriving in Pakistan on Sunday.”
Earlier, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, said that Islamabad and Riyadh have shared grief and joy together, and that the bonds of bilateral ties will be further strengthened through CPEC.
Al-Malki made his remarks as a chief guest at a ceremony organized by the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s 88th National Day on Monday.
He thanked the management of IIUI for arranging the ceremony and hoped the university would soon get positive news from Saudi Arabia.
“The leaderships of both the countries agreed on bilateral minister-level talks for cooperation and soon the KSA delegation will meet the relevant government officials,” he said.


Saudi metrology office expects rain, thunderstorms across Saudi Arabia

Updated 2 min 7 sec ago
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Saudi metrology office expects rain, thunderstorms across Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection expects rain and thunderstorms to hit several regions across the kingdom during the next few days.
The authority has issued a statement on Sunday warning in advance of moderate to heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms and dust storms, which may lead to torrential flows.
It said several areas will be affected. In Makkah, the cities of Taif, Mysan, Beni Saad, and several areas in the region the weather will remain as such until 10pm local time.
It also forecasted that rainy thunderstorms will hit Al Baha region accompanied with dusty winds. This will include Al-Baha region and nearby areas such as the cities of Biljurashi and Al-Mekhwa. The rainy weather will continue until 9pm local time.
Moderate to heavy rain thunderstorms are also expected over Assir region until 10pm local time. The warning included cities in the region, such as Abha.
The authority urged residents of these areas to avoid getting themselves into valleys and rainwater ponds.