Saudi and Italian FMs meet to discuss G20 affairs

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome. (SPA)
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Updated 07 August 2020

Saudi and Italian FMs meet to discuss G20 affairs

  • Saudi Arabia is G20 host this year and Italy next year

ROME: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio on Friday at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome, as part of his official visit to Italy.

The two men discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them, the current situation in the region, and other issues of common interest.

Following their meeting, Di Maio hosted a lunch for Prince Faisal and his accompanying delegation, which was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Italy Prince Faisal bin Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, the director general of the foreign minister’s office Ambassador Abdullah Al-Aifan, and other officials.

Discussions during the working lunch touched on the Kingdom’s presidency of the G20 and the importance of enhancing cooperation to achieve the group’s goals, as Italy will assume the presidency next year.


Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

Updated 24 September 2020

Hi-tech warehouse opens in Saudi Arabia to serve health sector

JEDDAH: The Public Investment Fund’s National Unified Procurement Co. (NUPCO) has opened a new automated warehouse in King Abdullah Economic City that provides comprehensive distribution and storage for the state health sector.
This is part of NUPCO’s efforts to support the health sector and provide smart supply chains and high-quality logistical services in a partnership agreement with a pioneering private company.
The warehouse is one of NUPCO’s largest warehouses in the Kingdom, with an area covering 300,000 square meters. It is fully automated, with the latest technologies and advanced logistical services.
Fahd bin Mohammed Al-Shebel, the CEO of NUPCO, said that the warehouse represented the strategic partnership between NUPCO and private sector companies for public health facilities at its best.
It will provide advanced medical services and contribute to the health of the Saudi community.
He noted that after the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic NUPCO equipped the warehouse in record time to increase the level of support for health facilities.