Saudi Arabia, Senegal in deal to boost air transport services

Alioune Sarr (left), Senegalese minister of tourism and air transport, and Abdelhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri, head of the Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation, conclude the signing of a cooperation agreement with a handshake. (Supplied)
Updated 23 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia, Senegal in deal to boost air transport services

  • The signing took place as Al-Mansouri received Sarr in Jeddah
  • The agreement has many regulatory provisions guaranteeing, among other things, air safety and aviation security

RIYADH: The governments of Saudi Arabia and Senegal, represented by Abdelhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri, head of the Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation and Alioune Sarr, Senegalese minister of tourism and air transport, have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in air transportation services. 
The signing took place as Al-Mansouri received Sarr in Jeddah, where they discussed issues of common interest and means of boosting cooperation between the two countries.
The agreement has many regulatory provisions guaranteeing, among other things, air safety and aviation security.
This reflects the efforts exerted by the Saudi government to improve and develop the Kingdom’s air transportation sector, and its commitments to providing facilities to pilgrims visiting the country.

 


Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

Updated 23 August 2019
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Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

  • Chechen president hails Kingdom’s support for Islamic unity, moderation
  • Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the Friday sermon

GROZNY: The minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance headed the Saudi delegation to the opening of what Chechen authorities said is the largest mosque in Europe on Friday.
Upon his arrival at Grozny International Airport, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said the construction of the Fakhr Al-Muslimeen Mosque is a source of happiness.
The marble-decorated mosque has capacity for more than 30,000 people and has been described by the Chechen authorities as the “largest and most beautiful” mosque in Europe.
The opening was held under the patronage of Chechen President Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, with the participation of Islamic delegations from a number of countries.
Al-Asheikh was received by Salah Mezhiev, advisor to Kadyrov and Chechnya’s supreme mufti, as well as other officials. Al-Asheikh said Saudi Arabia works hard to spread moderation throughout the Islamic world.
Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the first Friday sermon to be given in the mosque at the request of President Kadyrov.
Kadyrov welcomed the Saudi delegation and congratulated the Kingdom’s leadership on the success of this year’s Hajj season.
He hailed Saudi support for Islamic unity, spreading moderation and combating all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, also attended the opening of the mosque.
The mosque's grounds, planted with flowers and sprinkled with fountains, can host an additional 70,000 worshippers, local authorities said.