Saudi Arabia to host Global Aviation Summit 2019

Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation Nabil Al-Amoudi. (Supplied)
Updated 15 February 2019
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Saudi Arabia to host Global Aviation Summit 2019

  • The summit will review the plans of the civil aviation sector in line with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030

RIYADH: The Saudi capital will host the Global Aviation Summit 2019 in April under the patronage of King Salman.
Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) Nabil Al-Amoudi expressed his gratitude to the king for his support of the aviation sector and the summit, to be held on April 1 and 2 at the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh.
“This continuous attention contributed to enhancing the role of the Kingdom on a global level in the field of air transport,” the GACA chairman told Arab News.
Al-Amoudi said that the summit was one of the most important international events in air transport as it represented an opportunity to share knowledge on future policies, regulation and investment opportunities, as well as discussing the security and safety of the civil aviation system.
The summit will review the plans of the civil aviation sector in line with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030. It will also provide a chance to highlight the participation of women in civil aviation and their contributions in developing this vital sector, he said.
The summit was a platform to discuss best international practices, the most important of which were in safety and security, environmental protection and innovation in aviation technology.


Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

Updated 23 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

  • The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting
  • Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as part of US President Donald Trump’s long–awaited Israel–Palestine peace plan. 

The Peace to Prosperity conference, to be hosted on June 25–26 in cooperation with the US, has already been rebuffed by Palestinian officials and business leaders, who want their political demands met by any proposed solution to the conflict.

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting.

The Saudi minister of economy and planning, Mohammed bin Majid Al–Tuwaijri, will attend, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Abu Dhabi would also send a delegation.

The Palestinian Authority has boycotted American peace efforts since late 2017, when Trump decided to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognized the latter as the capital of Israel, reversing decades of US policy.

The Trump administration has sought to enlist support from Arab governments.

But Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands, which include affirming East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, the right of return for refugees, and a freeze on Israeli settlement construction.