Russian President Vladimir Putin off to UAE after successful Saudi Arabia visit

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is bound for Abu Dhabi in the UAE. (SPA)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is bound for Abu Dhabi in the UAE. (SPA)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is bound for Abu Dhabi in the UAE. (SPA)
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Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Riyadh, led the Saudi delegation in the send-off ceremony for Russian President Vladimir Putin. (SPA)
Updated 15 October 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin off to UAE after successful Saudi Arabia visit

DUBAI: Russian President Vladimir Putin left Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, and bound for the UAE, after a multimillion-dollar tranche of deals signed in Riyadh a day earlier in his first official visit to Saudi Arabia since 2012.

The 20 agreements covered oil and other energy industries, space and satellite navigation, justice, health services, tax administration, mineral wealth, tourism and aviation, along with cultural cooperation and the enhancement of trade relations.

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Putin, together with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also presided over the first meeting of the Saudi-Russian Economic Committee in Riyadh on Monday.

Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Riyadh, led the Saudi delegation in the send-off ceremony for Putin, who is now headed to Abu Dhabi in the UAE also for a state visit.


G20 discusses long-term vision for the digital economy

Updated 05 June 2020

G20 discusses long-term vision for the digital economy

  • Members from G20 countries, guest countries, international and regional organizations met virtually

RIYADH: The G20 Digital Economy Taskforce (DETF) held consecutive virtual meetings on June 3 to June 4 to discuss a comprehensive approach to digital economy policymaking and the future of digitalization.

Members from G20 countries, guest countries, international and regional organizations, addressed the relevance of digitalization in maintaining business operations following the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Data Flows, Smart Cities, Digital Economy measurement and Digital Security were also on the agenda as well as the Connecting Humanity 2030 initiative.

Delegates also discussed digitalization in the context of the current crisis with a long-term vision for the best use of digital tools to build economic resiliency and promote job retention.

Prior to the DETF meeting, on June 1, the Dialogue on Trustworthy AI in Pandemic Response brought together experts from both the public and private sectors, and academia to explore the optimal role of government in Artificial Intelligence.

The potential use of the technology in diverse sectors was raised, along with how AI can be an efficient tool in pandemic responses. The Dialogue also examined the G20’s role in policy discussions and the long-term inclusion of AI on the G20 agenda.

G20 Digital Economy Ministers will review and continue the work of the Taskforce at their meeting on July 22-23.