Saudi-Russian missile deal set in motion

This file photo taken on May 09, 2017 shows Russian S-400 Triumph medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile systems riding through Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow. (AFP)
Updated 15 November 2017
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Saudi-Russian missile deal set in motion

MOSCOW: Russia announced that the visit of King Salman to Russia last month has begun to bear fruit, after the announcement yesterday of signing a number of agreements between the two countries, according to which Russia would supply the Kingdom with the advanced S-400 missile system.

Al-Hayat daily quoted the TV channel Russia Today as saying that the two sides signed the first military and technical cooperation agreement. Dmitry Evgenyevich Shugaev, director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation stated after signing the agreement with Riyadh that “the two sides signed agreements which have become known in the fields of air defense and in other fields, and these agreements were reached during the recent visit of the Saudi King to Russia, and they have entered into force today.”

The assistant of the Russian president for military cooperation had recently revealed that Riyadh and Moscow would sign S-400 missile system contracts soon.


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.