Saudi foreign minister meets heads of G-20 countries’ delegations to KSA

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Saudi foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with ambassadors and heads of delegations of the G20 countries to Saudi Arabia on Thursday. (SPA)
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Saudi foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with ambassadors and heads of delegations of the G20 countries to Saudi Arabia on Thursday. (SPA)
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Saudi foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with ambassadors and heads of delegations of the G20 countries to Saudi Arabia on Thursday. (SPA)
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Updated 10 January 2020

Saudi foreign minister meets heads of G-20 countries’ delegations to KSA

  • The meeting took place at the headquarters of Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh

RIYADH: On Thursday, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with ambassadors and heads of delegations of the G20 countries to Saudi Arabia and countries invited to participate in the Kingdom’s Presidency of the G20 program this year.

The meeting took place at the headquarters of Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh in the presence of Saudi minister and member of the high and preparatory committees for Saudi Arabia’s G20 summit Fahad Al-Mubarak, and Fahd Al-Tunisi, advisor at the royal court and secretary-general of the Saudi Secretariat for the G20.

The minister welcomed the visitors, outlined the Kingdom’s ambitious program for the G20 presidency, and stressed the importance of strengthening international cooperation to achieve the group’s goals.

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

Updated 28 February 2020

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
  • Suspension for individuals seeking to perform Umrah pilgrimage in Makkah or visit the Prophet’s Mosque

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.