Seven arrested for subversive activities in Saudi Arabia

Saudi police secure a residential area in Riyadh during a raid, (SPA file photo)
Updated 19 May 2018
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Seven arrested for subversive activities in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Seven people have been arrested for their association with foreign entities and for recruiting people in sensitive government positions.

Quoting the security spokesman of the Presidency of State Security, the Saudi Press Agency said: “The specialized authority monitored  the coordinated activity of a group of people. Through this activity, the group was able to undertake organized work to cross religious and national limits. The group had suspicious contact with external parties supporting their activities and recruiting people working in sensitive government positions.”

The statement said the suspects had provided financial support to hostile elements abroad with the aim of undermining the security and stability of the Kingdom, its social safety, and harming its national unity.

The spokesman quoted Article 12 of the Basic Law of Governance, which states that national unity must be strengthened and protected from strife and division.

He also said that the investigation was on-going in order to identify the remaining elements involved in the suspicious activities and to take all legal measures against them.


Mexican delegation visits Saudi Arabia to promote trade and discuss investment

The Mexican ambassador further declared that his country, like Saudi Arabia, is one of the top 20 economies in the world and is eager to strengthen mechanisms of collaboration in different areas. (SPA)
Updated 17 November 2018
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Mexican delegation visits Saudi Arabia to promote trade and discuss investment

  • The visiting team expressed their desire to benefit from and contribute to the projects presented by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030

RIYADH: A trade delegation from Mexico called on the Saudi business community to strengthen trade partnerships with their counterparts in Mexico and participate in promising opportunities and investment projects in various areas, especially in the construction and infrastructure sectors.
“A delegation from the National Bank for Services and Public Works (BANOBRAS), the most important development bank in Mexico, visited Saudi Arabia to promote investment opportunities that will bring the countries closer together,” Mexican Ambassador Alfredo Miranda told Arab News on Friday.
Miranda accompanied Alejandro Blasco, head of investor relations at BANOBRAS, and Luis Ampudia, deputy head of investor relations, during the meeting at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).
The Saudi delegation was made up of CSC Secretary-General Saud Al-Meshari; Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Saudi Fund for Development Khalid S. Alkhudairy; and head of stakeholder management of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) Saad A. Alkroud.
During the meetings, the Mexican delegation shared the opportunities available in Mexico for identifying possible public-private partnerships and financing social infrastructure projects, and they discussed the potential of investment opportunities in Mexico as part of the PIF’s international diversified pool, said the envoy.
The visiting team expressed their desire to benefit from and contribute to the projects presented by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The Mexican ambassador further declared that his country, like Saudi Arabia, is one of the top 20 economies in the world and is eager to strengthen mechanisms of collaboration in different areas, taking into account that Mexico’s GDP is $1.1 trillion, has a population of 129 million inhabitants, an inflation rate of 4 percent and very low unemployment of just 4 percent.
“I am sure both countries will continue to work together in order to have more Mexicans in Saudi Arabia and more Saudis in Mexico,” said Ambassador Miranda.