KSA to sign deals with key US firms

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (SPA)
Updated 11 June 2016

KSA to sign deals with key US firms

JEDDAH: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will travel to the United States within the next few days to sign several agreements with American companies.

This is according to Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qassabi, who was speaking on Friday at another round of press conferences held by Cabinet ministers to brief the nation about the National Transformation Program (NTP) for 2020, the operational plan for Vision 2030.
Several news organizations revealed the visit about a week ago, with one source quoted saying the deputy crown prince would travel to New York to meet with a financial firm, and then head to Washington and Los Angeles. According to one report, the “foreign policy and economic visit” would be from June 14 to 16, where the prince would meet with various officials from the White House, State Department and Pentagon, as well as business leaders.
According to the source, he plans to discuss the civil war in Syria, the fight against Daesh and the conflict in Yemen. He would also promote the country’s economic plan for expanding the Saudi private sector and attracting investment to the Kingdom.
Prince Mohammed, who is the defense minister, chairs the Council for Economic and Development Affairs, the body tasked with carrying out Vision 2030, the ambitious plan to wean the country from its dependence on oil, with most revenue derived from investment income.


Saudi, Brazil UN envoys seek to strengthen ties

Updated 07 August 2020

Saudi, Brazil UN envoys seek to strengthen ties

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdallah Al-Mouallimi, held talks through a video conference with Ronaldo Costa Filho, Brazil’s UN representative.
The meeting reviewed the bilateral relationships and cooperation between the two countries, as well as issues of common interest, global political developments and cooperation between their UN delegations.
Filho praised the Kingdom’s efforts in fighting terrorism and its cooperation with the international community, as well as the efforts of Al-Mouallimi in leading the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) advisory board.
Al-Mouallimi praised the support provided by Brazil to UNOCT and its cooperation with the international community.
The meeting also discussed Saudi-Brazilian cooperation within the G20, presided by Saudi Arabia in 2020. Filho commended the Kingdom for leading the group amid the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.