Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Asir Region inaugurates development projects worth over SR500 million

Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Asir Region. (SPA)
Updated 11 January 2018
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Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Asir Region inaugurates development projects worth over SR500 million

Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Asir Region, on Wednesday inaugurated a number of development projects in Mohail Asir province, state news agency SPA has reported.
The development projects at the Mahayel governorate are worth more than half a billion riyals, SPA added.
Prince Faisal likewise inaugurated the 11th edition of Asir’s Winter Festival, and was treated to an operetta to celebrate the occasion.
Abha, the capital of Asir, has been named the Capital of Arab Tourism 2017 by the Arab Tourism Organization, which consequently attracted investment interest and opportunities in the area’s tourism industry.
Saudi Arabia is banking on tourism as one of the pillars for its Vision 2030, which seeks to diversify the Kingdom’s economy away from oil.


Saudi foreign minister meets with Indonesian counterpart

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Saudi foreign minister meets with Indonesian counterpart

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, met on Tuesday with his Indonesian counterpart, Retno Marsudi, in the capital Jakarta.
During the meeting, the pair discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and means of enhancing them in various fields, in addition to matters of mutual interest and the top regional and international developments.
The meeting was attended by the director general of the foreign minister’s office, Ambassador Khalid bin Musaed Al-Anqari, and the Saudi ambassador to Indonesia, Osama bin Mohammed Al-Shuaibi.
Al-Jubeir also headed the Saudi delegation at the 10th ministerial meeting of the Saudi-Indonesian Joint Committee, which was also held in Jakarta, while Marsudi headed the Indonesian side.
The meeting discussed bilateral relations and means of enhancing cooperation between the two countries and witnessed the signing of several agreement during the committee’s 10th meeting.
After that, Al-Jubeir held a joint press conference with his Indonesian counterpart and highlighted the strong relations between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.
The Saudi foreign minister emphasized that King Salman pays great attention to the tragic incident that claimed the life of citizen Jamal Khashoggi.
“When King Salman learned about the incident, he immediately communicated with the president of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and gave his order to dispatch a Saudi team to Turkey to investigate the case and find the truth about what happened,” he said.
He added that King Salman directed the attorney-general ten days ago to investigate the case, reveal its circumstances, and discover what occured.
Al-Jubeir pointed out that King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are closely following the developments of the Khashoggi case and are keen to reveal all the relevant facts in order to hold those involved accountable.