Prince Khalid bin Salman: We will always be committed to ‘our brothers in Yemen’

Prince Khalid bin Salman highlighted the commitment of the KSA and the UAE to Yemen. (File/AFP)
Updated 21 November 2018
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Prince Khalid bin Salman: We will always be committed to ‘our brothers in Yemen’

  • KSA and UAE have always been and will always be committed to our brothers in Yemen, says Prince Khalid
  • Prince Khalid blamed Houthis for breaking a ceasefire

JEDDAH: The commitment of the Kingdom and ally United Arab Emirates to the Yemeni people is historic and will endure, the Saudi ambassador to the US said Wednesday. 
“KSA and UAE have always been and will always be committed to our brothers in Yemen,” Prince Khalid bin Salman said in a Tweet.
On Tuesday, Saudi Arabia and the UAE announced a $500 million package for Yemen in response to the food crisis to support more than 10 million people.
Prince Khalid blamed the Iranian-backed Houthis for breaking a recent ceasefire in the country.
“Houthis announced a ceasefire in which they said they will halt all missile attacks against Coalition countries and Yemeni forces. 13 hours later, they launched a missile targeting Maidi. This is consistent with their pattern of lying and violating commitments.”
“This is after all consistent with their Iranian masters’ playbook. On Yemen, while the Iranian Foreign Minister denies any involvement, the IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami boasts of ‘new bases from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea',” he added.
A Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing government forces fighting the Houthi militia.
Earlier Wednesday, UN envoy Martin Griffiths flew to Sanaa for talks with Houthi leaders as he attempts to revive a peace process that collapsed in acrimony in Switzerland in September when the Houthis failed to show up.


FaceOf: Abdulrahman Al-Harbi, governor of KSA’s General Authority for Foreign Trade

Abdulrahman bin Ahmed bin Hamdan Al-Harbi
Updated 27 March 2019
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FaceOf: Abdulrahman Al-Harbi, governor of KSA’s General Authority for Foreign Trade

Abdulrahman bin Ahmed bin Hamdan Al-Harbi was appointed the governor of the General Authority for Foreign Trade following a royal decree issued on March 23. 

Previously, he had been the deputy minister of foreign trade since 2016. 

He has held many leadership positions in the financial and private banking sector, the most recent of which was serving as the chief executive officer of Emirates NBD KSA. 

Al-Harbi is a member of several boards of directors as well as local and international committees, including the board of directors of the Saudi Export Development Authority and the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises. He is also the chairman of the Investment Committee, and represents the Kingdom on the board of directors of the Islamic Center for Trade Development.

He holds a bachelor of science in management information systems from the business school at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran. 

The General Authority for Foreign Trade aims to enhance the Kingdom’s international commercial and investment activities. It was established to consolidate Saudi Arabia’s position as a region and global trade hub.

One of the key goals of the authority is to ensure smooth access for Saudi non-oil exports in target markets by removing obstacles.