Crown prince visits Saudi Railway Polytechnic in Buraidah

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the Saudi Railway Polytechnic (SRP) in Buraidah on Wednesday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the Saudi Railway Polytechnic (SRP) in Buraidah on Wednesday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the Saudi Railway Polytechnic (SRP) in Buraidah on Wednesday. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the Saudi Railway Polytechnic (SRP) in Buraidah on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 07 November 2018
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Crown prince visits Saudi Railway Polytechnic in Buraidah

  • The crown prince was briefed on training programs offered by the institute to Saudi students
  • He also met with trainees of the upcoming Riyadh Metro

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the Saudi Railway Polytechnic (SRP) in Buraidah on Wednesday, where he was briefed on the progress of the Haramain High-Speed Railway project.
The crown prince was received by Qassim deputy govenor Prince Fahd bin Turki, Transport Minister Nabil bin Mohammad Al-Amoudi and a number of other senior officials.
The crown prince was briefed on training programs offered by the institute to Saudi students, including train driving, maintenance of signal and control systems, maintenance of locomotives and vehicles, station and passenger services, and maintenance of railway.
He also met with trainees of the upcoming Riyadh Metro.
The crown prince lauded the high performance of the young trainees and asked them to keep up with the Kingdom’s future and Vision 2030.
The crown prince made a virtual trip on a simulator for the mining train.


Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

Updated 18 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

  • The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh
  • An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Iraq's new President Barham Saleh on Sunday on his first official visit to the Kingdom.

The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh, the official Saudi Press Agency said, after the Iraqi leader's arrival in Riyadh following a visit to Iran.

An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman.

There have been several visits in recent months between the two countries as Iraq seeks closer ties with Saudi Arabia as it look to rebuild after the defeat of Daesh.

In October 2017, Saudi Arabian budget airline flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad in 27 years.

Saudi Arabia is keen to develop strong relations with Baghdad to counter Iranian influence in Iraq.