Crown prince praises ‘special relations’ with the UAE

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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and his accompanying delegation, leave UAE following official visit. (SPA)
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During the visit Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
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During the visit Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
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During the visit Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
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During the visit Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met King Juan Carlos I, the former King of Spain, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
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During the visit Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum during the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (SPA)
Updated 25 November 2018
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Crown prince praises ‘special relations’ with the UAE

  • The crown prince sent a cable of thanks to UAE President and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
  • Mohammed bin Salman also met with Sheikh Mohammed

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’a Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman praised “special relations” with UAE on Sunday, following an official visit to the country.

The crown prince sent a cable of thanks to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed after leaving the country, as part of a regional tour that will see him visit a number of Arab countries in the coming days.

In his cables, Mohammed bin Salman said the “visit to our second country, the United Arab Emirates, comes within the framework of the distinguished and special fraternal relations that bind our two countries and brotherly peoples, and the common desire to deepen cooperation in all fields under the leadership of King Salman,” reported the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

The crown prince also congratulated Mohammed bin Zayed on the successful organization of the Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

During the visit Mohammed bin Salman met with Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the sidelines of the 10th Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The Saudi crown prince, his UAE counterpart and Sheikh Maktoum attended and oversaw the final round of the 2018 Grand Prix season, which was attended by several officials, dignitaries and heads of states from a number of countries, as well as many A-list celebrities.

On the sidelines of the major international event, Mohammed bin Salman also met with King Juan Carlos I, the former King of Spain and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.


Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

Updated 20 June 2019
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Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

PARIS: Saudi defense chiefs signed a number of strategic partnerships with major global companies while taking part in the prestigious Paris Air Show.
The pavilion of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company received a succession of key aerospace-industry figures during the Kingdom’s first exhibition appearance at the world’s largest aviation event.
High-profile visitors welcomed by SAMI chief executive offer, Andreas Schwer, included chairman of the SAMI board of directors, Ahmad Al-Khatib, deputy chairman of the SAMI board of directors and chairman of the board of directors of the Local Content and Government Procurement Commission, Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, and president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.
The pavilion also received a senior delegation from the Saudi Presidency of State Security, along with the director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.
During the second day of the air show, which runs until June 23 at Le Bourget airport in Paris, SAMI officials took part in meetings and signed strategic partnerships with global businesses involved in the four areas of the company’s work, namely air and ground systems, weapons, missiles and defense electronics.
At a signing ceremony in the SAMI pavilion, company chiefs also put pen to paper on a joint project agreement with US aerospace and defense company L3 Technologies for cooperation in the field of electro-optical and infra-red technology and special task systems inside Saudi Arabia. In February, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the joint project.