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Saudi king to arrive in Maldives on Sat

Saudi King Salman

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz is currently scheduled to visit the Maldives next Saturday during his five-nation tour of Asia, Mihaaru has found out.

Neither the government of the Maldives nor the Embassy of Saudi Arabia have disclosed official details of the impending visit. However, Mihaaru understands that the Saudi monarch will arrive in the Maldives coming Saturday and commence bilateral talks as well as sign agreements to aid the Maldives in various sectors, including health, education and trade.

Preparations in Republic Square to receive King Salman of Saudi Arabia. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

Preparations in Republic Square to receive King Salman of Saudi Arabia. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

Meanwhile, preparations to lay out a red carpet welcome for the Saudi monarch and his accompanying delegation are in full swing at the presidential Izzuddin Jetty and Republic Square in capital Male. The island’s perimeter road of Boduthakurufaanu Magu has also been repaired and decorated to receive the king.

Saudi military are currently active in the Maldives to oversee the security of the king during his visit. Two naval frigates and a helicopter of Saudi Arabia arrived in the archipelago last week.

Moreover, a number of Saudi media representatives have also arrived to cover the event.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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