Pakistan president receives Makkah Grand Mosque imam

Pakistani President Arif Alvi (right) meeting with Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani, an imam at the Grand Mosque in Makkah, in Islamabad on April 15, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 16 April 2019
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Pakistan president receives Makkah Grand Mosque imam

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani President Dr. Arif Alvi on Monday received in Islamabad Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani, an imam at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

“Pakistan attaches great importance to its relations with Saudi Arabia, which are fraternal relations based on religious and cultural commonalities,” Alvi said.

Saudi-Pakistani relations are characterized by their shared visions on regional and international issues, as well as a shared desire to address the challenges facing the Muslim world, he added.

Alvi hailed the Saudi leadership’s efforts to serve the Two Holy Mosques, and the services provided to pilgrims every year.

He also hailed the Kingdom’s support of regional security and stability, as well as Muslim causes.

Alvi thanked the Kingdom for supporting Pakistan and its people in difficult times, noting recent Saudi support for his country’s economy.

He expressed good wishes on behalf of Pakistan’s government and people to King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi people.

Al-Juhani thanked Alvi for his kind sentiments and warm reception, as well as the hospitality he experienced during his visit to Pakistan.

Al-Juhani conveyed the compliments of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and their wishes for Pakistan’s progress and prosperity.

The meeting was attended by Saudi Ambassador Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki and senior Pakistani officials.


Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz. (SPA)
Updated 24 April 2019
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Saudi deputy defense minister arrives in Russia for official visit

  • Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali and other high ranking officials

MOSCOW: A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.