Trump, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince congratulate King Salman ahead of Saudi National Day

US President Donald Trump, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, and other leaders congratulated King Salman on Sunday ahead of Saudi National Day. (SPA)
Updated 23 September 2019

Trump, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince congratulate King Salman ahead of Saudi National Day

  • Trump said that the “US-Saudi partnership is more vital than ever, particularly as we confront regional security challenges”
  • King Salman received telegrams of congratulations from Bahrain, Kuwait , and Oman

RIYADH: US President Donald Trump, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, and other leaders congratulated King Salman on Sunday ahead of Saudi National Day.
In a message to King Salman conveyed by US Ambassador John Abizaid, Trump said that the “US-Saudi partnership is more vital than ever, particularly as we confront regional security challenges and work hand-in-hand to achieve shared economic and political objectives.”
He added that “the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is strong and multifaceted.”
Sheikh Mohammed congratulated King Salman and Saudi Arabia ahead of Saudi National Day and tweeted “Your day is our day, your joy is our joy, and your achievements are a source of pride for us.”
Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Oman’s Sultan Qaboos also sent telegrams of congratulation.

The British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa Andrew Murrison also congratulated the Kingdom, speaking in a video message recorded during his visit to Ad Diriyah.

 

 

 


Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to enthrall audiences in Riyadh next week

Updated 20 October 2019

Atif Aslam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to enthrall audiences in Riyadh next week

  • Top Pakistani singers to perform in Saudi capital on October 25
  • Official in-charge of Kingdom's entertainment sector posts announcement on social media

ISLAMABAD: Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are all set to sing their way into the hearts of the diaspora in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia when they perform in the capital on October 25.
The announcement was posted on Twitter by Turki Alalshikh, the Saudi Royal Court Adviser, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority in the Kingdom.


“For our Indian and Pakistani brothers and sisters in Riyadh, “Atif Aslam” and “Rahat Fateh Ali Khan” will be waiting for you on the 25th of October,” the tweet read.
Aslam was last seen performing a rendition of Wohi Khuda Hai on Coke Studio.
Posted last week on YouTube, the song – which is legendary singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s most popular numbers – has already garnered 13 million views.
Rahat, for his part, performed Dam Mastam on the same platform, the video for which was posted a day ago and had been watched by more than 3.5 million viewers.