Saudi Arabia to stage first international tennis event

Elias Hubbard
October 10, 2019

Imran Khan, who is now on an official visit to China, will return to Pakistan on Wednesday, and finalize his future trips to Tehran and Riyadh, the report said.

Notably, Saudi Arabia has been inviting celebrities to visit Saudi Arabia to promote the country.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

PM Imran is due to visit Saudi Arab in the last week of this month and the visit may be before the decided schedules. The drone strikes targeting Saudi Arabia oil facilities have raised the specter of direct conflict between Tehran and Riyadh.

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, the prime minister met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as part of the diplomatic push to defuse the Middle East tensions.

But Pakistan and certain other countries have been trying to mediate between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Before departing to NY.

The reports had earlier emerged that Imran Khan will be visiting Saudi Arabia on October 29 to participate in three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) 2019 in Riyadh over the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

"Hosting world class worldwide tennis in Saudi Arabia for the very first time is another watershed moment for the Kingdom", said Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al Faisal Al Saud, chairman of the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia will host its first-ever worldwide tennis tournament later this year, offering a prize fund of US$3 million.

The Cabinet was also briefed on the announcement of Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) about acceptance of the Kingdom's nomination to the presidency of the International Union for the Protection of Industrial Property (Paris Union) by the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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