Saudi ambassador: KSA-US links are ‘a force for peace, for stability’

Prince Khaled bin Salman, Saudi ambassador to US.
Updated 23 March 2018

Saudi ambassador: KSA-US links are ‘a force for peace, for stability’

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the US said Wednesday the longstanding partnership between the Kingdom and America has been a force for good and extolled the wisdom of leaders who had helped the relationship flourish.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Prince Khaled bin Salman said the strong links between the Kingdom and the US was “a force of good, a force for peace, for stability, for international order, and economic prosperity.”
Speaking at the first annual Saudi-US partnership dinner, Prince Khaled likened the Kingdom to the US in being an example for others to follow. 
“Just as America is and always will be the land of the free and the home of the brave- the Kingdom has been the city upon a hill for the region; a leader in the Muslim and Arab world,” he said.
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is on a multi-city tour of the country, met US President Donald Trump on Tuesday at the White House where they hailed the historic link between the two nations as well as investment deals worth billions of dollars as Saudi Arabia embarks on Saudi Vision 2030, a massive set of programs aimed at reforming the country.
Addressing the audience, including the crown prince, at the gala dinner in Washington, Prince Khaled said: “The special relationship that exists between the United States and Saudi Arabia would not have flourished but for the courage and wisdom of great leaders.”
“Just as America’s public and private sectors have played a pivotal role in the Kingdom’s modernization after the discovery of oil almost eight decades ago, the US will have a major role in achieving our vision,” the envoy said.

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 39 min 37 sec ago

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.