60 Saudis receive conflict management training to contribute in Yemen’s development

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Participants were trained in strategies to eliminate conflict, ensure stability and contribute to the development of Yemen. (SPA)
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Updated 21 October 2019

60 Saudis receive conflict management training to contribute in Yemen’s development

  • Participants were trained in strategies to eliminate conflict, ensure stability and contribute to the development of Yemen

RIYADH: Sixty Saudi nationals from government ministries have completed conflict management training after taking part in a workshop jointly organized by the Kingdom and the US, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.
Participants were trained in strategies to eliminate conflict, ensure stability and contribute to the development of Yemen, said the Kingdom’s envoy to the country, Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber.
Al-Jaber, who is also the general supervisor of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY), said participants were ready to contribute to the development of Yemen and were equipped with the necessary knowledge to do so, especially as it required solving complex issues that were aggravated in conflict zones.

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The SDRPY was established to devise and implement projects in all areas affecting the daily lives of Yemenis, to facilitate recovery, create job opportunities, provide basic services and support the economy.

The workshop was organized by the SDRPY and attended by the US Ambassador to Yemen Christopher Henzel, a delegation from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, representatives from different Saudi government sectors, and SDRPY staff.


US Consulate General in Dhahran celebrates 244 years of independence, 75 years of US-Saudi partnership

Updated 20 February 2020

US Consulate General in Dhahran celebrates 244 years of independence, 75 years of US-Saudi partnership

  • Consul General Rachna Korhonen: I want to say thank you to the amazing people of Sharqiya who remind me every day how warm, wonderful, welcoming, hospitable, and kind Saudis are
  • Although US Independence Day is July 4, the consulate traditionally celebrates the occasion in the spring due to the pleasant weather this time of the year

DHAHRAN: The US Consulate General in Dhahran hosted its 2020 National Day reception on Feb. 19 to celebrate 244 years of American Independence, and the 75th anniversary of the historic meeting between US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Saudi King Abdul Aziz aboard the USS Quincy.

Consul General Rachna Korhonen and her husband Juha Korhonen welcomed the deputy governor of the Eastern Province, Khalid Al-Battal, and deputy governor of Alkhobar, Abdullah bin Ali Al-Seef, as the guests of honor.

Although US Independence Day is July 4, the consulate traditionally celebrates the occasion in the spring due to the pleasant weather this time of the year.

“Seventy-five years ago, two great leaders met aboard the USS Quincy. President Franklin Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz met to chart the future of our bilateral ties. This first encounter between a US president and a Saudi King laid the foundation for the broad strategic partnership the US and Saudi Arabia share today. Beyond partnership, President Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz forged a personal friendship that is at the heart of the strong ties our two countries share today,” said Korhonen.

She added: “As the first woman to be consul general here, it has been an exciting journey for me. I arrived to Dhahran in August 2017, to a country undergoing remarkable changes.  Vision 2030 has opened new possibilities, tourism opportunities are growing, women are driving and attending sporting events. I have said this many times and it is still true: I have the best job in the best place at the best time.

“Most of all, I want to say thank you to the amazing people of Sharqiya (Eastern Province) who remind me every day how warm, wonderful, welcoming, hospitable, and kind Saudis are. I have made friendships that I know are going to last me a lifetime. When I leave here this summer, I will certainly leave a piece of my heart here but I also plan to take a little piece of your heart with me.”