Saudi crown prince visits Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan

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The museum houses memorabilia from the Hiroshima bombing during WWII. (SPA)
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The visit comes after the 2-day G20 Summit held in Osaka. (SPA)
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The Saudi crown prince met with several world leaders during the summit. (SPA)
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The museum was established in 1955. (SPA)
Updated 01 July 2019

Saudi crown prince visits Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan

  • The museum preserves the memory of the Hiroshima atomic bombing during the Second World War
  • The Saudi crown prince was in Japan for the G20 Summit held in Osaka last week

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited on Sunday Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum during his trip in Japan.

The photos, released by the Saudi Press Agency, showed the Saudi delegation touring the museum, which was established in 1955 to preserve the memory of the Hiroshima atomic bombing during the Second World War.

The Saudi crown prince was in Japan for the G20 Summit held in Osaka last week, where he met with various world leaders for bilateral talks. 


GCC citizens temporarily suspended from entering Saudi Arabia’s Makkah, Madinah

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GCC citizens temporarily suspended from entering Saudi Arabia’s Makkah, Madinah

  • The decision was made in light of the rising number of coronavirus cases in some GCC countries
  • On Thursday, the Kingdom temporarily suspended entry for individuals seeking to perform the Umrah pilgrimage in Makkah or visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

RIYADH: Citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have been temporarily banned from entering Saudi Arabia’s holy cities Makkah and Madinah, the Kingdom’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday.
The decision was made in light of the rising number of coronavirus cases in some GCC countries like Kuwait and Bahrain, which have 45 and 36 reported cases respectively.
GCC citizens who have been in Saudi Arabia for 14 continuous days and have not displayed symptoms of coronavirus are exempt from the ban, and can obtain a permit from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah’s website should they wish to perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah.
On Thursday, the Kingdom temporarily suspended entry for individuals seeking to perform the Umrah pilgrimage in Makkah or visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, as well as tourists traveling from countries where coronavirus poses a risk as determined by the Kingdom’s health authorities.
These countries include China, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Kazakhstan.