ٍSaudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signs off Algiers visit with trade, security pact

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia meets with at the prime minister's office in Algiers on Dec. 3, 2018. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia in Algiers on December 3, 2018. (Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court)
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pictured ahead of his meeting with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia in Algiers on December 3, 2018. (Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Court photo)
Updated 04 December 2018
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ٍSaudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signs off Algiers visit with trade, security pact

  • The Saudi crown prince was visiting Algeria as part of a tour of Arab countries
  • Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had been unable to receive the crown prince during the visit because of a flu infection

ALGIERS: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ended a two-day visit to Algeria on Monday with an agreement to boost trade and strengthen counterterrorism efforts. 

Earlier in the day, the crown prince met with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia to discuss enhancing cooperation in investment and security between the two countries. 

The two sides issued a joint statement announcing the establishment of a Supreme Council for Saudi-Algerian Coordination.

The joint initiative will strengthen political links between Riyadh and Algiers, and work to combat terrorism and extremism. It will also develop stronger ties in trade, investment, energy and in the cultural and educational sectors.

Foreign ministers of both countries will establish a framework for the supreme council.

The Saudi crown prince was visiting Algeria as part of a tour of Arab countries after attending the G20 summit in Argentina at the weekend.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had been unable to receive the crown prince during the visit because of a flu infection, the Algerian presidency said on Monday. 

The crown prince wished Bouteflika a speedy recovery, the presidency said in statement carried by the official Algerian news agency.

“In the context of the distinguished brotherly relations and the historical ties between Saudi Arabia and Algeria, and in accordance with the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and his brother President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, it has been agreed to establish a Supreme Council for Saudi-Algerian Coordination chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first deputy prime minister and minister of defense, and from the Algerian side, the Prime Minister of Algeria, Ahmed Ouyahia,” the statement said.

 

 


Saudi Arabia to host first nursing forum in Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia to host first nursing forum in Riyadh

  • According to the Ministry of Health, the forum will kick off on March 17 at Al-Faisaliah Hotel
JEDDAH: Seeking to create a unique platform to support the nursing profession under the National Transformation Program (NTP 2020), the Saudi capital will host the first nursing forum next month.
According to the Ministry of Health, the forum will kick off on March 17 at Al-Faisaliah Hotel.
“The forum, which will be held for the first time in the Kingdom, is a unique event that aims to treasure the nursing profession, which is the cornerstone of the health care system,” said the ministry.
It launched an awareness campaign in January to highlight nurses’ pivotal role in the health care system. The #All4Nurses_KSA campaign has the Twitter handle @all4nurses_KSA.