Saudi prince to make official visit to France next week: sources

Updated 05 April 2018

Saudi prince to make official visit to France next week: sources

  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been on a royal tour since the beginning of March that has taken him to Egypt, the UK and the US
  • During his visits to the various countries he has signed numerous deals worth billions of dollars

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will make an official visit next week to France, expected to focus on culture and investments but also the long-running war in Yemen, sources with knowledge of his plans told AFP.
The 32-year-old Prince Salman "will be on an official visit Monday and Tuesday, mainly to discuss culture, tourism, investment and new technologies," a source close to the Saudi delegation said
The crown prince has been on a lengthy tour of the US, during which he has met with President Tump, as well as former members of the country’s government.
He has also met representatives of the international media including Warner Brothers, when they discussed Saudi Arabia’s plans to open cinemas for the first time in decades.
In March Mohammed bin Salman signed a multibillion dollar investment deal with Egypt’s President Sisi.
He also went to the UK where he held meetings with Prime Minister Theresa May, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and dined with the British royal family.
During his visit to the UK the two countries signed a massive $60 billion trade deal.
 


3,500 workers help sanitize Grand Mosque in Makkah

Updated 04 April 2020

3,500 workers help sanitize Grand Mosque in Makkah

  • Workers for the department responsible for cleaning and carpets at the Grand Mosque have used 2,160 liters of eco-friendly sanitization solution

MAKKAH: An army of 3,500 workers has been taking part in a major cleaning operation at the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has been overseeing the disinfection program as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Workers for the department responsible for cleaning and carpets at the Grand Mosque have used 2,160 liters of eco-friendly sanitization solution and 89 pieces of equipment for the six daily cleaning operations at the holy site, which have included its squares and facilities, and the cleaning of carpets every five days.