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.”


G20 ready to limit effects of coronavirus on global economy, Saudi finance minister

Updated 23 February 2020

G20 ready to limit effects of coronavirus on global economy, Saudi finance minister

RIYADH: Finance officials from the Group of 20 major economies agreed on Sunday to continue monitoring the risk from the coronavirus outbreak and to adopt appropriate policies to limit the global economic impact, Saudi Arabia's finance minister said.
The two-day gathering in Riyadh was dominated by growing concern over the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, with the International Monetary Fund predicting it would shave 0.1 percentage point off global growth. 
During the meeting, which also included central bank governors heads of international and regional organizations, under the Saudi G20 Presidency, was chaired by Saudi finance minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan and the Saudi Central Bank
governor Ahmed Al-Kholifey.
They also discussed the global economic outlook and possible policy responses to support growth and safeguarding against downside risks, as well as the priorities of the Saudi G20 presidency, under the theme of “Realizing Opportunities of the 21st Century for All.” 
They also addressed the tax challenges arising from the digitalization of the economy, utilizing the benefit of technology for infrastructure, developing domestic capital markets, and framing supervisory and regulatory issues for the digital era.