Leaders arrive in Riyadh for Saudi-Africa summit

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Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Riyadh Deputy Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Gabonese interim President Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema and Riyadh Deputy Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Riyadh Deputy Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Nigerian President Bola Tinubu and Riyadh Deputy Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Updated 09 November 2023
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Leaders arrive in Riyadh for Saudi-Africa summit

Leaders arrive in Riyadh for Saudi-Africa summit
  • The leaders were greeted by Riyadh Deputy Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman

RIYADH: African leaders have begun arriving in the Kingdom for the Saudi-Africa summit which starts on Friday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

They heads of state include Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, Gabonese interim President Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, Mauritius President Prithvirajsing Roopun, Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Nigerien Prime Minister Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine.

The leaders were greeted by Riyadh Deputy Gov. Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman upon their arrival at King Khalid International Airport.

The inaugural Saudi-Africa summit aims to enhance political coordination, address regional security threats, promote economic transformation through research and the local development of new energy solutions, and boost investment cooperation.
Meanwhile, Rashad al-Alimi, Chairman of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council, arrived in Riyadh to attend the summits of Arab and Islamic nations on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  


Saudi, Iran foreign ministers discuss Gaza developments in Jeddah

Saudi, Iran foreign ministers discuss Gaza developments in Jeddah
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Saudi, Iran foreign ministers discuss Gaza developments in Jeddah

Saudi, Iran foreign ministers discuss Gaza developments in Jeddah

RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan met in Jeddah with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, to discuss the developments in the Gaza Strip, according to Al Arabiya television.  

 


Qiddiya announces cutting-edge motorsport circuit

Qiddiya announces cutting-edge motorsport circuit
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Qiddiya announces cutting-edge motorsport circuit

Qiddiya announces cutting-edge motorsport circuit

RIYADH: The Qiddiya megaproject in Riyadh is set to build one of the world’s most innovative motorsport tracks in a bid to make the Kingdom a top global racing destination.

The configurable Speed Park Track will be located in the center of Qiddiya City, the board of directors of the Qiddiya Investment Co. announced on Tuesday.

It will blend functionality with state-of-the-art technology as part of plans to host some of the world’s most prestigious racing events, a press release said.

The track will also boast some of motorsport’s most recognizable track design features. Its centerpiece will be the pioneering “Blade” at turn one — an elevated section that rises more than 20 stories above the ground.

Abdullah Al-Dawood, managing director of the Qiddiya Investment Co., said: “The Speed Park Track will be a true embodiment of Qiddiya’s power of play philosophy and will position Qiddiya City as the home of Saudi motorsport and one of the world’s leading motorsport venues.

“Visitors and spectators will be treated to one of the most unique and immersive race experiences in the world with this pioneering track, designed by race drivers, for race drivers, ready to host some of the world’s biggest motorsport events.”

The fast-flowing track is designed by Austrian former Formula One driver Alex Wurz and German circuit designer Hermann Tilke. It includes 21 corners and utilizes Qiddiya City’s dramatic landscape to create more than 108 meters of elevation gain per lap.

The circuit features street circuit and fast open track sections that are fully integrated into Qiddiya’s neighboring attractions.

Multiple vantage points for fans and viewing terraces will be constructed around the track.

The circuit will be integrated with surrounding attractions, with the “Blade” turn rising above a music venue below and drivers racing alongside Falcon’s flight, a record-breaking rollercoaster located at the neighboring Six Flags Qiddiya City. Sections of the track will also run alongside a water park.

A rendering of the track was released as part of the press release. It follows other construction announcements by the megaproject, including the Qiddiya Gaming & Esports District and the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Stadium.

Further details about the Speed Park Track are expected in the coming weeks.


Saudi cabinet urges global action for opening humanitarian corridors in Gaza

Saudi cabinet urges global action for opening humanitarian corridors in Gaza
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Saudi cabinet urges global action for opening humanitarian corridors in Gaza

Saudi cabinet urges global action for opening humanitarian corridors in Gaza

RIYADH: King Salman led the Council of Ministers session on Tuesday in Riyadh where the focus was on the latest developments in Gaza.

Minister of Information Salman bin Youssef Al-Dosari said the council was urging the international community to compel Israeli forces to adhere to humanitarian law and open safe corridors for aid delivery. 

The cabinet meeting was also briefed on a phone call between the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the President of France Emmanuel Macron, focusing on enhancing bilateral cooperation. 

The council then discussed the outcomes of the Kingdom's engagements in regional and international meetings, aiming to bolster cooperation with multilateral organizations and advance collective action.

The council also reviewed domestic issues related to recent economic, cultural, and social activities.

The council announced the upcoming celebration of "Flag Day" on March 11, emphasizing national pride and its significance to the country's past, present, and future. 

The session also covered topics from the agenda, including input from the Shura Council, Council of Economic and Development Affairs, Council of Political and Security Affairs, General Committee of the Council of Ministers, and Council of Experts of the Council of Ministers.


OIC, Sri Lanka officials discuss cooperation, Palestine

OIC, Sri Lanka officials discuss cooperation, Palestine
Updated 05 March 2024
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OIC, Sri Lanka officials discuss cooperation, Palestine

OIC, Sri Lanka officials discuss cooperation, Palestine

JEDDAH: Hussein Ibrahim Taha, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, met on Monday with Ali Sabry, Sri Lanka’s foreign minister, in Jeddah to discuss cooperation and address shared concerns.

Sabry highlighted Sri Lanka’s initiatives aimed at enhancing the well-being of its Muslim community. He reiterated Sri Lanka’s stance on the Palestinian cause, affirming support for the two-state solution.

Taha discussed the OIC’s role in advancing the welfare of Muslim communities worldwide and commended Sri Lanka’s government for supporting Muslims and the Palestinians.


Saudi, Yemeni attorneys general sign MoU to enhance judicial cooperation

Saudi, Yemeni attorneys general sign MoU to enhance judicial cooperation
Updated 05 March 2024
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Saudi, Yemeni attorneys general sign MoU to enhance judicial cooperation

Saudi, Yemeni attorneys general sign MoU to enhance judicial cooperation

RIYADH: Attorney General Saud bin Abdullah Al-Mujab welcomed his Yemeni counterpart, Judge Qaher Mustafa Ali, before the two signed a Memorandum of Understanding to bolster judicial cooperation between their countries.

The signing, at the Public Prosecution headquarters in Riyadh on Monday, affirmed a joint Saudi-Yemeni commitment to justice and crime prevention.

During the meeting, Al-Mujab discussed the longstanding ties between the two countries. He underlined the Saudi leadership’s dedication to strengthening judicial collaboration, aiming to bolster Yemen’s security and stability.

The attorneys general talked about opportunities for cooperation across various legal domains, with an emphasis on criminal law. They also explored avenues for sharing expertise and adopting modern judicial practices to advance their mutual objectives.