Najran governor visits troops on Saudi Arabia’s southern border

Najran governor visits troops on Saudi Arabia’s southern border
Prince Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz, governor of Najran, inspects border areas on Saturday. (SPA)
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Updated 28 December 2019

Najran governor visits troops on Saudi Arabia’s southern border

Najran governor visits troops on Saudi Arabia’s southern border
  • Najran is one of the most southerly provinces of Saudi Arabia and shares a border with Yemen

NAJRAN: Prince Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz, governor of Najran, visited the border areas to review strategic projects along the Kingdom’s borders and the operation and control mechanism.
The commander of the Border Guards in the region, Maj. Gen Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Duwaikh, affirmed the determination of the Saudi forces to protect their homeland.
Najran is one of the most southerly provinces of Saudi Arabia and shares a border with Yemen. It has more than a million people with an area equal to that of the US state of Pennsylvania, which is 46,000 sq. miles. In August 2014, a report claimed that a Saudi-French archaeological team has unearthed in Najran what might be considered the oldest inscription in the Arabic alphabet.


Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin
Updated 23 January 2021

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin
  • Aim is to enhance bilateral relations
  • A number of joint projects will be launched during the trip

RIYADH: A high-level Saudi delegation begin an official visit to Uzbekistan on Saturday, with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
The delegation, led by Minister of Investment Khalid Al-Falih, will include officials from a large number of government agencies, in addition to representatives from the private sector and senior Saudi businessmen.
The agenda for the visit includes the unveiling of a number of joint projects, the signing of a memorandum of understanding, and the launch of renewable-energy projects led by Saudi companies, as well as meetings between officials and businessmen from both countries.
Uzbekistan’s “business environment is witnessing an increase in investment opportunities in the fields of energy, food industries, building materials, mining, electronics, information technology, agriculture and others,” according to the SPA report.