Saudi Arabia’s crown prince discusses coronavirus with France’s Macron, India’s Modi

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Updated 17 March 2020

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince discusses coronavirus with France’s Macron, India’s Modi

  • They reviewed its most prominent repercussions on the global economy

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman discussed the coronavirus with French President Emmanuel Macron during a phone call on Tuesday.
During the call, they discussed the developments taking place around the world in light of the spread of the new viral epidemic, and reviewed its most prominent repercussions on the global economy.
The crown prince also stressed the importance of coordinating efforts to combat this epidemic and adopting appropriate policies to alleviate its burden within the framework of the G20, which will be chaired by the Kingdom later this year.

Mohammad bin Salman also discussed the international efforts to combat the coronavirus in a phone call with India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
During the call, the crown prince said that the Kingdom is coordinating international cooperation to combat this epidemic and adopting appropriate policies to ease its economic burdens, within the G20’s framework.


Coalition destroy Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Updated 23 October 2020

Coalition destroy Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

  • The drone was targeting civilian areas in the south of the Kingdom
  • Saudi Arabia last week denounced the Houthi militia’s continued launch of drones targeting civilians in the Kingdom

DUBAI: Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepted a Houthi drone targeting civilian areas in the Kingdom on Friday, state news agency SPA reported.
“Forces of the Arab coalition have destroyed a drone launched by terrorist Houthi militants on civilian areas in the south,” Spokesperson Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.
Saudi Arabia last week denounced the Houthi militia’s continued launch of drones targeting civilians in the Kingdom.
The attacks are carried out in “a systematic and deliberate manner, which is a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and its customary rules,” the Saudi council of ministers said in a weekly meeting.
The cabinet said the Kingdom wanted to “promote the values of pluralism and international cooperation stipulated in the United Nations Charter, in order to achieve sustainable development plans and goals and overcome challenges to reach a more inclusive and just world.”
The council reviewed a number of other issues and regional and international developments.
The ministers also said recent positive estimates of credit rating agencies on the Kingdom’s economy reflected its ability to face global economic challenges.