German Chancellor to visit Saudi Arabia, to meet crown prince

Update The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz (R), will visit Saudi Arabia on Saturday. (SPA/Reuters/File Photo)
The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, will visit Saudi Arabia on Saturday. (SPA/Reuters/File Photo)
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Updated 22 September 2022

German Chancellor to visit Saudi Arabia, to meet crown prince

German Chancellor to visit Saudi Arabia, to meet crown prince
  • Chancellor will be accompanied by a high-ranking business delegation

RIYADH: The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, will visit Saudi Arabia on Saturday, according to a statement released by the German embassy in Riyadh on Wednesday.

According to the statement, Scholz will meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The talks will focus on intensifying cooperation in the areas of innovation and IT, trade and investment, energy and renewables as well as questions of regional security.

The Chancellor will be accompanied by a high-ranking business delegation covering a wide range of topics, the statement added.


Saudi crown prince announces launch of Saudi Downtown Company

Saudi crown prince announces launch of Saudi Downtown Company
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Saudi crown prince announces launch of Saudi Downtown Company

Saudi crown prince announces launch of Saudi Downtown Company

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced on Monday the launch of the Saudi Downtown Company which aims to build and develop downtown areas and mixed-use destinations in 12 Saudi cities.

The company will aim to improve infrastructure and build strategic partnerships with the private sector and investors by creating new business and investment opportunities in key economic sectors including retail, tourism, entertainment, and housing.

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Commerce minister heads Saudi delegation to Morocco

Commerce minister heads Saudi delegation to Morocco
Updated 03 October 2022

Commerce minister heads Saudi delegation to Morocco

Commerce minister heads Saudi delegation to Morocco
  • Delegation includes officials and representatives from 14 government agencies and 62 companies.

RIYADH: The Minister of Commerce Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi is leading a Saudi delegation to Morocco for a four-day official visit, Saudi Press Agency reported. 

The delegation includes officials from 14 government agencies as well as private-sector representatives from 62 companies in Saudi Arabia. 

Al-Qasabi will meet the Moroccan Minister of Industry and Trade Riad Mazur on Monday to discuss ways to improve trade and investment relations and enable the two countries’ private sectors to increase trade volume.

During his visit, Al-Qasabi will attend the Saudi-Moroccan Economy Forum on Tuesday, along with business leaders from both countries.

The two countries will also sign two memorandum of cooperation in the field of mutual recognition of halal certificates for local products, as well as a draft program for technical cooperation between the Saudi Standards, Metrology, and Quality Organization and the Moroccan Institute for Standardization.

Al-Qasabi will also open the commercial attache’s new headquarters in Casablanca, with the goal of facilitating Saudi exports into markets and attracting quality investments that contribute to the strengthening of trade relations between the two countries.

 


Saudi FM meets with president, counterpart during visit to Tajikistan

Saudi FM meets with president, counterpart during visit to Tajikistan
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Saudi FM meets with president, counterpart during visit to Tajikistan

Saudi FM meets with president, counterpart during visit to Tajikistan
  • Prince Faisal also met with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin on Monday

RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan was received by the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon at the presidential palace during a visit to Dushanbe on Monday.

During the reception, Prince Faisal and Rahmon  reviewed bilateral relations and discussed the latest international developments.

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin during a visit to Dushanbe on Monday. (SPA)

Earlier, the Kingdom’s foreign minister met with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin.

The two ministers held a session of talks during which they reviewed aspects of relations between the Kingdom and Tajikistan and ways to strengthen and develop them in all fields. They also discussed issues of common interest.


KSRelief launches aid campaigns in Lebanon and Jordan

KSRelief launches aid campaigns in Lebanon and Jordan
Updated 03 October 2022

KSRelief launches aid campaigns in Lebanon and Jordan

KSRelief launches aid campaigns in Lebanon and Jordan
  • The relief items, which were distributed on Saturday, benefited 1,570 people in the Beqaa region

DUBAI: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed 314 food baskets to Syrian refugees in Lebanon’s West Bekaa region. 
The relief items, which were distributed on Saturday, benefited 1,570 people in the area. 
Meanwhile, the aid center concluded its 11th and 12th volunteer programs in the Zaatari refugee camp for Syrians in Jordan. 
The initiative saw 26 volunteers from different medical, psychological, social, and educational backgrounds offering their expertise to people in-need. 
They offered training courses to 236 people, educational programs to 185 people, computer maintenance to 194 people, first aid services to 430 people, and psychological counseling to 260 people. 
Medical services offered during the visit benefitted 29 patients in heart clinics for children, 184 people in the dermatology department, and 75 patients in-need of physiotherapy treatment.


KSrelief’s Masam project dismantles 947 mines across Yemen in one week

KSrelief’s Masam project dismantles 947 mines across Yemen in one week
Updated 03 October 2022

KSrelief’s Masam project dismantles 947 mines across Yemen in one week

KSrelief’s Masam project dismantles 947 mines across Yemen in one week
  • During September, a total of 3,815 mines were removed

Riyadh: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) “Masam” dismantled 947 mines this past week, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Sunday. 

During September, a total of 3,815 mines were removed, which brings the total number of mines that were cleared since the beginning of the “Masam” project to 360,573.

The mines – planted by the Houthi militia in various Yemeni regions – included three anti-personnel mines, 412 anti-tank mines, 515 unexploded artillery, and 17 explosive devices, according to SPA. 

Masam’s team cleared 76 anti-tank mines, 144 unexploded artillery, and 13 explosive devices in Aden. 

In the Hays District 14 anti-tank mines, one anti-personnel mine, 17 unexploded ammunition, and one explosive charge were discovered, while in the Hodeidah Governorate four anti-tank mines were cleared. 

Meanwhile, four unexploded ammunitions were discovered in the Lahj governorate.

In Marib, the team cleared 287 anti-tank mines, 287 unexploded ordnance. Two explosive devices were also cleared in Harib, while two anti-personnel mines and one unexploded ordnance was uncovered in the Raghwan district.

The Masam team dismantled 12 anti-tank mines in Shabwa, as well as 12 unexploded ordnances in Ayn, and one anti-tank mine and one unexploded ammunition in Usaylan. 

The team also removed three unexploded ordnances in Taiz, one explosive device in the Al-Wazi’iyah district, nine unexploded ordnances in the Mawza district, 17 anti-tank mines, and 37 unexploded ordnances in the Thubab district.