Saudi Arabia launches more than 188 projects across Yemen

Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber holds talks with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
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Updated 15 September 2020

Saudi Arabia launches more than 188 projects across Yemen

  • The Saudi envoy reaffirmed the Kingdom’s support to UN efforts in Yemen to reach a comprehensive political solution

RIYADH: Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, who is also the general supervisor of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY), held talks with Martin Griffiths, UN special envoy for Yemen, in Riyadh on Monday.
During the meeting, they discussed the overall situation in the war-torn country and the progress made in the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.
The agreement aims at uniting all forces in Yemen within the state structure.
The Saudi envoy reaffirmed the Kingdom’s support to UN efforts in Yemen to reach a comprehensive political solution.
The SDRPY has launched more than 188 projects across Yemen in seven sectors: Health, energy, transportation, water, education, agriculture and fisheries, and building the capacities of government institutions.
The SDRPY, in partnership with the Saudi Sports Ministry, has also begun renovating the Martyr Ali Asaad Muthanna Sports Hall in Aden as part of the SDRPY’s aim to develop Yemen’s sports sector.
The SDRPY was established through a royal decree to assist the Yemeni people reconstruct their country.


Inaugural Global AI Summit opens virtually

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Inaugural Global AI Summit opens virtually

  • World’s leading CEOs, innovators and policymakers to attend virtual event

DUBAI: The inaugural Global AI Summit, which bills itself as the premier platform for dialogue on artificial intelligence, opens virtually on Wednesday and brings together stakeholders from the world of academia, government and the private sector during the two-day event.

The Global AI Summit, organized by the Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) and G20 Saudi Secretariat honoring Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the international forum, will explore artificial intelligence’s role in the new global era and how its transformational potential can be deployed “to create a better future for all.”

The two-day virtual event will particularly tackle what artificial intelligence “means for policy and decision makers interested in leveraging the potential, for the good of humanity.”

Among the world’s leading CEOs, innovators and policymakers who will be at the event are: Abdullah Al-Swaha, Saudi Arabia’s minister of communications and information technology; Omar Sultan Al-Olama, the UAE minister of state for artificial intelligence; Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of SoftBank Group Corp; and Houlin Zhao, the secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union.