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King Salman receives Qatari Emir

Manama: Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud on Tuesday received Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani in the capital Riyadh.

The visit was the first by Shaikh Tamim to hold talks with King Salman who assumed power on January 23 following the death of his brother King Abdullah.

Shaikh Tamim is the third Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leader to be received by King Salman in as many days.

The Saudi monarch on Sunday received Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahamd Al Jaber Al Sabah for talks that focused on the situation in the region and the latest developments, the official news agencies of both countries said.

On Monday, King Salman received General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, who led a high-level UAE delegation to Riyadh.

Last week, Shaikh Tamim received Saudi Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef, in the Qatari capital Doha.

According to official news agencies, the meeting reviewed the relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and ways of enhancing them in various fields.

The two leaders also discussed the regional and international situation and exchanged views on issues of common concern, official reports said.

Qatar in December hosted the annual GCC summit following the settlement of the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the alliance since it was established in 1981.

The GCC comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The summit became possible only after the member countries endorsed an agreement that ironed out differences and defined a common approach to all issues of common interest.

The late Saudi King Abdullah played a crucial role in reaching the accord.
  • Published in Saudi Arabia

Salman's sister Arpita to throw reception for B-town pals

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan's kid sister Arpita, who is all set to tie the knot with Delhi based fiance Ayush Sharma on November 18, plans a lavish reception for Bollywood. Since the wedding venue is in Hyderabad, Arpita and her family plan to host a huge reception for industrywallahs. Salman Khan's apartment complex in Bandra, Galaxy Apartments, has already been lit up in celebration.

Elder brothers Salman, Arbaaz and Sohail are busy preparing for the wedding which is to be held at Hyderabad's famous Falaknuma Palace. According to reports the reception will be held at a five star hotel in Bandra and invitations have been sent to many Bollywood personalities. The list reportedly includes Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan,Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Deepika Padukone, Kamal Haasan, Vijay and Chiranjeevi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also invited.



  • Published in Entertainment
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