Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with top US government officials

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Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (@kbsalsaud Twitter)
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Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman with US Defense Secretary Mark Esper. (@kbsalsaud Twitter)
Updated 10 October 2019

Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with top US government officials

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman on Thursday said he met top US government officials to discuss regional security and military cooperation.
Prince Khalid, in separate Twitter posts, said he met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
During his meeting with Pompeo, Prince Khalid said they “discussed ways to continue to strengthen the historic ties between our two countries.


“In our discussions we affirmed that the two countries stand side by side in bolstering regional and international security and stability,” he tweeted.

 


Prince Khalid meanwhile said his discussions with US defense chief covered “mutual security challenges in the region,” wherein they “reaffirmed the strong military cooperation in countering terrorism and preserving peace and stability.”


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.