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 government agencies discuss Hajj 2020 plan

Updated 19 February 2020

Saudi government agencies discuss Hajj 2020 plan

  • Several security entities involved in the Hajj system attended the meeting, where they discussed the 2019 Hajj season and addressed its biggest challenges
  • The team reviewed the pilgrims grouping system and modern techniques to expand communication and cooperation with the relevant authorities

MAKKAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah hosted on Tuesday the first meeting of a joint work team in charge of supervising the pilgrims grouping system.
Several security entities involved in the Hajj system attended the meeting, where they discussed the 2019 Hajj season and addressed its biggest challenges.
The meeting, which was chaired by the undersecretary of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for Hajj affairs, Hussein bin Nasser Al-Sharif, stressed the importance of joint efforts to serve and facilitate the pilgrims’ journey and to live up to the leadership’s aspirations.
The team reviewed the pilgrims grouping system and modern techniques to expand communication and cooperation with the relevant authorities.
It also considered the development of interactive platforms to exchange ideas for making the Hajj plans a success.
The first joint work team meeting was attended by the Ministry of Interior, the Civil Defense, the General Directorate of Traffic, the Emirate Of Makkah Province, the Makkah Region Development Authority, the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites and the Makkah Municipality.