Saudi king receives commander of US Central Command

King Salman received the US General and his delegation at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 17 April 2019
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Saudi king receives commander of US Central Command

  • General McKenzie also met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held talks with the commander of the US Central Command Kenneth McKenzie Jr in Riyadh on Monday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

King Salman received the US General and his delegation at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

The discussions focused on bilateral relations between the two countries and latest developments in the region.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received General McKenzie and reviewed aspects of military cooperation and joint efforts on combatting terrorism, extremism.

The meeting was also attended by Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman.

Saudi Arabia and the US enjoy strong relations. These ties were established on mutual respect, cooperation and common interests. These ties are of special importance for both sides, given their long history, which dates back to 1931 when Saudi Arabia began to explore and produce oil for commercial purposes.

A number of American companies also played a major role in the formation and establishment of Saudi Aramco, which is currently the top global oil company. 

Since that time, economic relations between the two countries have been accelerating and improving. 

Bilateral relations also extend to other areas like military industries and manufacturing.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.