Saudi Arabia opens consulate in Guangzhou, China

Updated 07 January 2017
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Saudi Arabia opens consulate in Guangzhou, China

RIYADH: A Saudi consulate has opened in Guangzhou city, China, with the aim of further boosting relations between the two countries.
“The new Saudi consulate general was inaugurated in Guangzhou city on Monday,” Osama Nugali, head of the media department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh, told Arab News on Friday.
The commissioning of the consulate reflects a “willingness to consolidate bilateral relations in various aspects of mutual cooperation,” Nugali added.
Both countries are keen to enhance bilateral cooperation including economic, cultural and strategic relations.
To this end the Kingdom’s “Roads of Arabia” exhibition of archaeological masterpieces has opened at the National Museum in Beijing, the first stop on the Asian leg.
The exhibition has achieved a good reception having already been held at international museums in American and European cities since its inception at the Louvre in Paris.
In order to enhance economic cooperation, a delegation from the Chinese Consulate recently visited the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and discussed aspects of the partnership, the development of investments and economic and trade relations between the two countries.
During the visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Kingdom in January last year Saudi Arabia and China agreed to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership.
In a joint communique at the end of the key visit, the two countries expressed satisfaction over the enormous development the relations have witnessed since the establishment of diplomatic relations in July 1990.


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

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Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.