Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Pompeo, defense chief Esper

Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister Khalid bin Salman met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Monday. (Twitter: @kbsalsaud)
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Updated 07 January 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Khalid bin Salman meets with Pompeo, defense chief Esper

  • The prince and Pompeo discussed recent events in the Middle East

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister Prince Khalid bin Salman met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Monday.

During the meeting, the prince and Pompeo discussed recent events in the Middle East and ways to ensure peace and stability in the region.

Prince Khalid also met US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and discussed "mutual challenges faced by our countries", tweeting on Tuesday: "Met with @EsperDoD to discuss mutual challenges faced by our countries, and emphasize the importance of our ongoing military cooperation, which serves regional and international security."

 

 


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

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Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.