Saudi crown prince welcomes new head of World Tourism Organization

His royal highness has greeted the secretary general on his appointment for the post. (SPA)
Updated 07 February 2019
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Saudi crown prince welcomes new head of World Tourism Organization

  • Pololikashvili, who was recently appointed, is visiting the Kingdom on his first official foreign visit

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met with the Secretary General of the UN’s World Tourism Organization.

Zurab Pololikashvili was received by the Crown Prince in Riyadh on Wednesday

Pololikashvili, who was recently appointed, is visiting the Kingdom on his first official foreign visit.

He praised the “advanced touristic and cultural diversity” throughout Saudi Arabia.

Tourism has a key place in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 development plan, including the Al-Qadiya development to build the largest recreational city in Saudi Arabia, and megaprojects such as Al-Ula and Al-Diriyah Gate to restore a UNESCO site.


Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Updated 26 April 2019
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Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

LONDON: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the British Foreign Office in London on Thursday.

The two sides held talks during which they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and regional and international developments.

The meeting was attended by the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber.

Al-Jubeir also met with Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt and a number of UK Parliament members at the Saudi Embassy in London.

Earlier, Hunt highlighted the strategic partnership between Britain and Saudi Arabia and said that it would help British efforts to end the war in Yemen. “The strategic relationship that the UK has with Saudi Arabia is what allows us to have a huge influence in bringing about peace in Yemen,” he said.