Saudi, US delegations discuss bilateral ties

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US Defense Secretary James Mattis receives Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Pentagon in Washington. (SPA)
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US Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
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US Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
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US Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) welcomes Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Pentagon on Thursday. (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
Updated 18 March 2017
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Saudi, US delegations discuss bilateral ties

WASHINGTON: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman led a high-level Saudi delegation that met at the Pentagon with US Defense Secretary James Mattis and other senior officials.
The two sides reviewed bilateral relations and areas of strategic cooperation, and ways to enhance them.
They also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and the international arena, and efforts to address them, especially regarding the fight against terrorism.
At the end of the extended meeting, the two sides expressed satisfaction with the issues discussed and ways to address them.  


King cites center's role in enhancing national cohesion and promoting culture of dialogue

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King cites center's role in enhancing national cohesion and promoting culture of dialogue

  • The Riyadh-based King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue was founded in 2003
  • It regularly organizes forums at the national level in different parts of the Kingdom

RIYADH: King Salman on Monday met Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammad Al-Sabeel, chairman of Board of Trustees of the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue, and other members of the board at Al-Yamamah Palace. 

The king laid emphasis on the importance of the center’s role in serving the society, enhancing national cohesion and in promoting the culture of dialogue. 

The Riyadh-based center was founded in 2003 with the aim of strengthening national unity. 

One of the main objectives of the center is to formulate a correct Islamic discourse based on moderation and moderation.

It is a national organization that aims to spread the culture of dialogue and establish it as a norm for general conduct on the levels of the individual citizen. 

The center also undertakes the study and discussion of issues of national importance, which effect the lives of Saudi citizens.

It regularly organizes forums at the national level in different parts of the Kingdom. The topics covered at these meetings range from unity to youth’s expectations.