King Salman holds talks with Djibouti president after peace agreement

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Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh with King Salman during talks in Jeddah on Monday. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman meets with the Ethiopian Presidentmeets with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. (SPA)
Updated 17 September 2018
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King Salman holds talks with Djibouti president after peace agreement

JEDDAH: King Salman held talks with the president of Djibouti on Monday, the day after he oversaw the signing of a peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia. 

Djibouti, the small but highly strategic nation, is located on the Horn of Africa at the entrance to the Red Sea, and borders both Eritrea and Ethiopia.

President Ismail Omar Guelleh held a session of talks with the King in Jeddah.

The two men discussed bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments, the Saudi Press Agency reported. 

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman also held talks with the Djibouti president at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah. 

The peace deal between Eritrea and Ethiopia brought an end to decades of hostilities between the two countries.

The signing ceremony was overseen by King Salman and attended by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

The Crown Prince also held individual meetings on Monday with Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. 


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.