Saudi-Indonesia kinship in spotlight as Kingdom pledges support to restore Jakarta Islamic Center

  • JAKARTA: Indonesian officials have thanked Saudi Arabia after its pledge to finance the restoration of the Jakarta Islamic Center. The announcement, which was made by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman earlier this month, has reaffirmed the close and important relations between the two countrie...
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Celebrity chef serves up halal feast of Thai cuisine for global elite at APEC summit

  • BANGKOK: Presidents and prime ministers began to gather in Bangkok on Thursday for the two-day Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ meeting, which begins on Friday and marks the culmination of a week of international APEC summits. The coming days will reveal exactly what these world lea...
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What is APEC and what to expect as global leaders attend Bangkok summit?

  • BANGKOK: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ meeting started in Bangkok on Friday with a call from the host, Thailand, to join hands in pursuing sustainable growth and development amid economic and social challenges from COVID and climate change, and geopolitical tensions. Leaders ...
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Saudi crown prince’s South Korea visit heralds ‘a new, future-oriented strategic partnership’

  • RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman concluded his official visit to South Korea on Thursday, having secured multiple trade deals and reaffirmed the long-standing relationship between both countries. A number of officials, including Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salma...
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Saudi Arabia and South Korea: A fruitful and enduring partnership

  • RIYADH: The arrival of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Seoul on an official visit to South Korea has underscored the depth of the bilateral relationship 60 years after the two countries established diplomatic ties. The crown prince and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol h...
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Asia-Pacific leaders tackle trade, sustainability in Bangkok

  • BANGKOK: The war in Ukraine, great power rivalry Asia, inflation and food and energy shortages are on the agenda as leaders prepare for the third back-to-back gathering this week, a Pacific-Rim summit taking place in a heavily guarded venue in Thailand’s capital. Leaders from the 21-member Asi...
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After G20 summit success, Bali eyes post-pandemic tourism recovery

  • DENPASAR, Indonesia: The G20 Summit may impart new momentum to the recovery of tourism in Bali now that the island has returned to the international limelight by hosting the leaders of the world’s most powerful countries. With tourism accounting for almost 60 percent of the Balinese economy, ...
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G20 declaration in Bali puts Ukraine war’s negative economic impact in focus

  • BALI: Most of the leaders of the G20 who participated in the Bali summit have condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and demanded its unconditional withdrawal from Ukrainian territory in the final declaration. The statement, issued on Wednesday, was the outcome of a challenging meeting t...
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G20 leaders meet in Indonesia’s Bali in the shadow of war and economic slowdown

  • DENPASAR, Bali: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year appeared to overshadow all else on the agenda of the leaders’ meeting of the Group of 20 on Tuesday, with the conflict in Europe having fueled geopolitical tensions and a global surge in food and energy prices. Leaders of G20 memb...
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Saudi Arabia hopes G20 Summit will ‘contribute to developing strong solutions’ to global problems

  • DENPASAR, Bali: Saudi Arabia is expecting the upcoming G20 Summit to help resolve global challenges, the Kingdom’s ambassador to Indonesia told Arab News ahead of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s arrival in Bali, where the meetings will take place this week. Indonesia, the largest Musl...
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