King Salman holds call with US President Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia's King Salman held a telephone call with US President Donald Trump on Friday. (SPA/File Photo)
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Updated 09 May 2020

King Salman holds call with US President Donald Trump

  • The two leaders ‘reaffirmed the strong defense partnership’ between the two countries

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held a telephone call with US President Donald Trump on Friday.

The two leaders “reaffirmed the strong defense partnership” between the two countries according to a White House statement.

“The two leaders agreed on the importance of stability in global energy markets, and reaffirmed the strong United States-Saudi defense partnership. The president and King Salman also discussed other critical regional and bilateral issues and their cooperation as leaders of the G7 and G20, respectively,” said White House spokesman Judd Deere.


Saudi Shoura Council convenes session online to tackle various measures

Updated 02 June 2020

Saudi Shoura Council convenes session online to tackle various measures

RIYADH: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh convened a session of the council online on Monday during which it approved proposals to amend and finance the system to combat terrorism, said Assistant Speaker Dr. Yahya bin Abdullah Al-Samaan.

Al-Samaan said the council also called on the General Accounting Bureau to expedite work on the recovery of state dues.

The council, he said, approved the draft system of the Tourism Development Fund.

It also called on the Ministry of Economy and Planning to publish  digital indicators for the performance of different sectors and regional sustainable development. The Shoura Council urged the ministry to release economic indicators regularly.