Prince Khalid, Pompeo hold talks in Washington

Mike Pompeo (L) and Prince Khalid bin Salman. (Agencies)
Updated 31 March 2019
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Prince Khalid, Pompeo hold talks in Washington

  • Pompeo welcomed Prince Khalid and expressed his aspiration to further strengthen Saudi-US ties

RIYADH: Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department headquarters in Washington.
Pompeo welcomed Prince Khalid and expressed his aspiration to further strengthen Saudi-US ties. During their meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments.
They also discussed efforts to resolve regional crises, including Iran’s destabilizing practices and Saudi support for the political process in Yemen.
On Friday, Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf said that the threat from Iran is the main challenge facing Arabs. “One of the most dangerous forms of terrorism and extremism is what Iran practices through its blatant interference in Arab affairs, and its militias ... the Revolutionary Guards in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, which requires cooperation from us to confront,” he said.
Earlier, a high-profile meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said only a political solution would resolve the crisis in Yemen. They affirmed their “commitment to preserve the unity, sovereignty and territorial independence and integrity” of Yemen. 


Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

Updated 24 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center launches “Kingdom of Energy” podcast

  • The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors

RIYADH: The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has inaugurated a podcast program, titled “Kingdom of Energy”, through which specialized researchers can talk about energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental issues.

The podcast is an opportunity for people interested in the field of energy to listen to the opinions of specialists in the field, including workers or partners of the center, whether local or international cadres.

The program targets decision makers, specialists and workers in the energy sectors through a new platform on the center’s website, allowing visitors to listen to podcast episodes.

The program is working on producing “Kingdom of Energy” episodes on a regular basis. The first episode is now available on the website in English, and another series is to be produced in Arabic.

KAPSARC is a non-profit research center that conducts independent research into global energy economics, policies, techniques and related environmental studies. The center seeks to find solutions for the most-effective and productive use of energy to promote economic and social growth locally, regionally and internationally.