GCC joint security muscled up

Updated 28 April 2016
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GCC joint security muscled up

RIYADH: GCC interior ministers reviewed the contents of the vision of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman that aims to promote GCC joint action in the field of security.
The ministers were in the capital to attend their 17th consultative meeting, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, which aimed to boost cooperation and coordination and review various security development.
Following the meeting, Abdul Latif Al-Zayani, GCC secretary-general, said: “The interior ministers discussed a number of important security issues that will enhance the joint security work and achieve GCC goals in protecting security and stability in the Gulf region.”
The ministers, meanwhile, congratulated Saudi Arabia for Vision 2030, the ambitious plan to transform the Saudi economy from reliance on the oil sector, and also thanked King Salman for promoting the march of the Gulf countries toward achieving the aspirations of GCC citizens.
The ministers who came for the meeting were Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani, Qatari prime minister and minister of interior; Sheikh Mohammed Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, deputy premier and minister of interior of Kuwait; Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, UAE deputy premier and interior minister; Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa, Bahraini interior minister, and Sayyid Hamoud bin Faisal Al-Busaidy, Oman’s interior minister.


Cirque du Soleil heads to Saudi in special one-off show

Updated 11 September 2018
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Cirque du Soleil heads to Saudi in special one-off show

  • More than 80 artists will take the stage at the King Fahd International Stadium for the show
  • About 250 costumes have been specially made to respect local traditions

MONTREAL: Cirque du Soleil will stage a show in Saudi Arabia for the first time later this month, the high-flying acrobatic troupe announced Monday.
The show will take place in the Saudi capital on Sept. 23 to coincide with the country's national day, public relations director Marie-Helene Lagace told AFP.
More than 80 artists will take the stage at the King Fahd International Stadium for the show, which will also be shown on Saudi state television. Cirque says it will be one of its biggest one-off productions ever.
About 250 costumes have been specially made to respect local traditions and conform to "the artistic standards for which we are known," Lagace said.
The announcement of Cirque du Soleil's appearance in Saudi Arabia was first made in Los Angeles in April, Lagace noted. But it was unclear whether the show would go on given the diplomatic tensions.
At the behest of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia has reopened movie theaters and allowed women and men to attend some concerts together.