Yemeni visitors receive 6-month extension

Updated 17 June 2016
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Yemeni visitors receive 6-month extension

RIYADH: The General Directorate of Passport has announced the extension of visit visas for Yemeni citizens residing in the Kingdom for another six months.

The current visit visas will expire on 20th of Ramadan (June 25). Authorities have finalized all preparations to extend the visas as of 13th Ramadan as a gesture of Kingdom’s continued support to Yemeni people, the announcement said.
However, the Passport Department said it would not accept applications for extending the visas through traditional visits to its offices.
The visas will be extended electronically after payment of the prescribed fees and conduction of the extension procedures through the host account at the “Absher” portal as from Ramadan 13th to 19th and delivery of the visas through the “Wasil” service, the statement added.


Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

Updated 20 June 2019
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Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

PARIS: Saudi defense chiefs signed a number of strategic partnerships with major global companies while taking part in the prestigious Paris Air Show.
The pavilion of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company received a succession of key aerospace-industry figures during the Kingdom’s first exhibition appearance at the world’s largest aviation event.
High-profile visitors welcomed by SAMI chief executive offer, Andreas Schwer, included chairman of the SAMI board of directors, Ahmad Al-Khatib, deputy chairman of the SAMI board of directors and chairman of the board of directors of the Local Content and Government Procurement Commission, Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, and president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.
The pavilion also received a senior delegation from the Saudi Presidency of State Security, along with the director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.
During the second day of the air show, which runs until June 23 at Le Bourget airport in Paris, SAMI officials took part in meetings and signed strategic partnerships with global businesses involved in the four areas of the company’s work, namely air and ground systems, weapons, missiles and defense electronics.
At a signing ceremony in the SAMI pavilion, company chiefs also put pen to paper on a joint project agreement with US aerospace and defense company L3 Technologies for cooperation in the field of electro-optical and infra-red technology and special task systems inside Saudi Arabia. In February, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the joint project.