Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discusses coronavirus with US Secretary of State

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (SPA)
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Updated 25 March 2020

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discusses coronavirus with US Secretary of State

  • Pompeo and the crown prince also focused on “the need to maintain stability in global energy markets amid the worldwide response.”

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed in a phone call their deep concern over Covid-19.

They also discussed the need for all countries to work together to contain the pandemic when they spoke on Tuesday, the US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.

Pompeo and the crown prince also focused on “the need to maintain stability in global energy markets amid the worldwide response.”

“The Secretary stressed that as a leader of the G20 and an important energy leader, Saudi Arabia has a real opportunity to rise to the occasion and reassure global energy and financial markets when the world faces serious economic uncertainty,” she said.

Pompeo also thanked the crown prince for Saudi Arabia’s continued partnership in the face of the Iranian regime’s destabilizing regional behavior.ing Salman will chair an emergency virtual summit of G20 leaders on Thursday to discuss a global response to the coronavirus.


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.