Indian PM Modi arrives in Saudi Arabia ahead of investment forum

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was received by Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar. (SPA)
Updated 29 October 2019

Indian PM Modi arrives in Saudi Arabia ahead of investment forum

RIYADH:  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Riyadh on Monday. He is leading a delegation that will attend the three-day Future Investment Initiative, which begins in the city on Tuesday. Modi was welcomed at King Khalid International Airport’s Royal Terminal by Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar and other officials.


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  • The Saudi minister of Islamic affairs announced the readiness of the Kingdom’s mosques to welcome worshippers
  • “Throughout our inspection trips, we found our mosques to have completed preparations and are in the best condition,” he said

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced that the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah will gradually open to the public starting Sunday.
Mosques across the Kingdom, except for those in Makkah, will open their doors to worshippers on Sunday as part of an ease in the curfew restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Saudi minister of Islamic affairs announced on Friday the readiness of the Kingdom’s mosques to welcome worshippers after he completed field trips to check on necessary preparations.
“Throughout our inspection trips, we found our mosques to have completed preparations and are in the best condition,” Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh said.