Saudi crown prince meets Economic Club of New York head

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Chairman of the of Economic Club of New York Terry Lundgren. (SPA)
Updated 02 April 2018

Saudi crown prince meets Economic Club of New York head

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Sunday the Chairman of the of Economic Club of New York Terry Lundgren and a number of its members, the Saudi news agency SPA reported. 
The New York Economic Club is one of the most important platforms in the discussion of economic, social and political affairs and the exchange of experiences among the most important businessmen, businessmen and decision-makers in the field of trade.
During the meeting, they reviewed the economic relations between the two countries.
The meeting was attended by prominent business representatives and finance officials, economic analysts and current and former US officials to identify the most important reforms taking place in Saudi Arabia as part of Vision 2030 and the new investment opportunities that have been made available through the recently launched mega projects such as the Neom Project.
He also stressed that the change and growth in the Kingdom is not limited to the economy only but also to strengthen the capabilities of Saudi citizens to be the main basis for the achievements of the Vision 2030.
On the trade relations between the two countries, the ministers affirmed that the US has been a strategic ally of Saudi Arabia for 80 years in trade and economic relations
The meeting was attended by the Saudi Ambassador to the US, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, and members of the Crown Prince‘s delegation.


WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 4 min 43 sec ago

WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incodent the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.