Kingdom, Russia set to promote strategic cooperation

Updated 05 October 2015
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Kingdom, Russia set to promote strategic cooperation

JEDDAH: Russia and Saudi Arabia plan to discuss bilateral cooperation during their Joint Commission meeting scheduled for the end of October, Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak said in a statement on Friday.
Novak’s statement given to Russian reporters said both countries will discuss joint projects, and the development of trade and economic cooperation in all sectors, including energy.
Russian newspaper Sputnik in a report on Saturday quoted Saudi Ambassador to Russia Abdul Rahman Al-Rassi as saying that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman plans to visit Russia “very soon” and that Riyadh is counting on the establishment of strategic cooperation with Moscow, including in the field of security.
Relationships between Riyadh and Moscow saw a significant recovery this year, culminating in a visit by Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman to Moscow, where he held talks with President Vladimir Putin.
It was previously announced on the sidelines of the visit that King Salman had earlier accepted an invitation from Putin to visit Russia.


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.