Chiefs of OIC, AOAD discuss Middle East agricultural development in Jeddah

OIC secretary-general Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, met Dr. Ibrahim Adam Al-Dakhiri, in Jeddah on Sunday. (SPA)
Updated 18 November 2018
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Chiefs of OIC, AOAD discuss Middle East agricultural development in Jeddah

JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, met the director general of the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), Dr. Ibrahim Adam Al-Dakhiri, in Jeddah on Sunday.
The two officials discussed ways to boost cooperation in various areas of mutual interest.
Keeping in view the role of agriculture in the region’s economy, the AOAD was established in 1970 with the aim of increasing cooperation between regional countries and boosting the agriculture sector.
It is a specialized organization working under the umbrella of the Arab League.


Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate position

Updated 29 min 39 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate position

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia said it “rejects the position expressed recently by the United States Senate,” while also affirming a commitment to further develop relations with the US.
The Senate’s position had been based on “ unsubstantiated claims and allegations, and contained blatant interferences in the Kingdom’s internal affairs, undermining the Kingdom’s regional and international role,” a Saudi Foreign Ministry statement said.
The Kingdom also expressed concern about the positions held by senators of “an esteemed legislative body of an allied and friendly government, a government that the Kingdom, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince, holds at the highest regard, and with whom the Kingdom maintains deep strategic, political, economic, and security ties ” the statement read.
Saudi Arabia also rejected “any interference in its internal affairs, any and all accusations, in any manner, that disrespect its leadership, represented by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque and the Crown Prince, and any attempts to undermine its sovereignty or diminish its stature.”