Saudi crown prince meets Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in Seattle

Saudi Arabia's crown prince meets with Amazon CEO. (SPA)
Updated 31 March 2018

Saudi crown prince meets Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in Seattle

DUBAI: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Amazon’s founder and CEO Jeff Bezos in Seattle on Friday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.
The two discussed cooperation possibilities between Saudi Arabia and Amazon, as well as potential investment opportunities ahead of Saudi Vision 2030.
The meeting was attended by Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the US Prince Khalid bin Salman and the official delegation accompanying the crown prince and a number of officials from Amazon.


Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

Updated 09 December 2019

Saudi Arabia among top 10 in UN’s e-commerce index

  • The index ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking

RIYADH: The UN e-commerce index ranked Saudi Arabia among the top 10 countries in the e-commerce sector. 

The index, issued by the UN Conference on Trade and Development, ranked the Kingdom 49th in the global ranking, rising three places in the general index.

The report indicated that the improvement achieved by the Kingdom came from two criteria: The proportion of Internet use — which has risen to 93 percent — and the rising postal reliability standard.

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha said that this achievement came as a result of unlimited support from the leadership.

He added that the ministry works with partners to develop the Kingdom’s digital capabilities to invest in the growth of future projects in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plans.