Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 12 February 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets British Conservative Party delegation in Riyadh

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with the representative of the British Conservative Party Lord Francis Maude at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday, Saudi state-run news agency SPA reported.
During the meeting, they reviewed the friendly relations between the Kingdom and Britain, the prospects for bilateral cooperation, especially in the parliamentary field, as well as the latest developments in the region.
The meeting was attended by Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State and Member of the Council of Ministers Mased Al-Aiban, Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and Deputy Speaker of the Shoura Council Mohammed Al-Jafri.
The British delegation included UK Ambassador Simon Collis, Conservative Party members Mark Garnier, James Hayaby, Stephen Mitvak, Lord Francis Baring and Keith Simpson, as well as the party’s Middle East Director Charlotte Leslie and Middle East Policy Director Mark Morsen.


Youth pillars of reform plan, future of Saudi Arabia

Updated 27 min 19 sec ago
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Youth pillars of reform plan, future of Saudi Arabia

  • A survey last year showed that 92 percent of young Saudis interviewed expressed a positive view of the outcome of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030

RIYADH: Young people in Saudi Arabia are the pillars of the country’s reform plan and the future of the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Prince Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal as saying.
The prince said that 70 percent of the country’s population were aged between 15 and 35, and that young people and sports were two key elements of the Vision 2030 reform plan.
“We rely heavily on the programs offered by the state in various fields of sports, the arts and entertainment for young men and women, and I hope that we always offer the best to Saudi Arabia, the Arab world and the Islamic world.”
The prince was in Cairo, attending a meeting of the Council of Arab Ministers of Youth and Sports. He said in a press statement that the Kingdom put forward many proposals throughout the year and that ministries responded positively to youth activities. 
“The Kingdom has responded positively to many of the resolutions recommended during the meeting,” he said, adding that he hoped Arab youths would benefit from the outcome of these recommendations and meetings.
SPA reported last week that young Saudis were being trained to deal with the international media as part of a project to promote the Kingdom around the world.
A survey last year showed that 92 percent of young Saudis interviewed expressed a positive view of the outcome of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030.