Crown prince discusses efforts against coronavirus with Spanish PM

17/03/20

  • The leaders talked about global efforts to confront the COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has discussed the coronavirus pandemic with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

During a phone call on Monday, the leaders talked about global efforts to confront the COVID-19, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The crown prince stressed Saudi Arabia’s efforts to coordinate the international fight against this pandemic.

He also said the Kingdom, through its role presiding over the G20, would adopt policies to ease the economic burden from the outbreak.

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Saudi Arabia’s crown prince: G20 will coordinate efforts to tackle coronavirus

16/03/20

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed the pandemic with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (SPA)

Mohammed bin Salman holds a phone call with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Says G20 will work on medical solutions and easing economic burden

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Sunday that the G20 will coordinate efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Saudi Arabia holds the G20 presidency and will host the summit in Riyadh in November.

During a phone call with the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the crown prince said the G20 would set policies to help find medical solutions and ease economic burdens, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The crown prince and Johnson “agreed on the need for an internationally coordinated response to the outbreak, particularly on developing a vaccine and limiting the economic disruption caused by the pandemic,” the UK government said.

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Saudi crown prince meets Algerian president in Riyadh

Time: 27 February, 2020

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday. (SPA)

  • The leaders held bilateral talks in which they discussed ties between both of their countries
  • Crown prince also met with Fouad Aali El Himma, adviser to the king of Morocco

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has met Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday, who arrived in Saudi Arabia for his first foreign visit since he took office in December.

The leaders held bilateral talks in which they discussed ties between both of their countries and ways to boost cooperation in various fields, as well as recent regional updates.

Tebboune was welcomed at his arrival at the King Khaled airport in the capital Riyadh by Interior Minister Prince Abdel Aziz bin Saud and the city’s governor Prince Faisal Bin Bindr Bin Abdul Aziz, the official Saudi news agency reported.

Also on Wednesday, the crown prince met with Fouad Aali El Himma, adviser to the king of Morocco, who conveyed a verbal message from King Mohamed VI.

The adviser also conveyed greetings of he Moroccan king to the Saudi leadership.

He also affirmed to the desire of the king of Morocco to develop the distinguished partnership between the two brotherly countries in all fields.

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Saudi crown prince meets German former foreign minister

Time: 26 February, 2020

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met former German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel. (SPA)

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s former foreign minister, in Riyadh on Tuesday. The two men discussed a number of matters of common interest.

Also present at the meeting were Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid Al-Qasabi, and Jorg Ranau, the German ambassador to the Kingdom.

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Saudi Crown Prince orders road development project in Riyadh

24/02/20

Cars drive past the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 18, 2018. (Reuters)

The project aims to transform Riyadh to be a major hub in providing sustainable transportation services
The program will work on developing junctions between Riyadh’s ring roads and main routes
RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered the development of main roads in the heart of Riyadh in order to upgrade the city’s transportation system.

The project aims to transform Riyadh to be a major hub in providing sustainable transportation services as well as logistics services in the Middle East, the Saudi Press Agency said.
The program will work on developing junctions between Riyadh’s ring roads and main routes. It will develop 400 kilometers of road network, by adding new roads and upgrading existing junctions.

Among the main projects will be:

*Improving the First Ring Road with an additional length of 80 kilometers and continued work on the Second Ring Road.
*Developing the main junctions of the King Fahd Road to increase its capacity.
*Increasing the capacity of the Imam Saud bin Faisal Road from King Khalid Road until its junction with the second eastern ring road, with a length of 23 kilometers.
*Improving the Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz I road and its extension to the south until its meeting point with the second southern ring road, with a length of 45 kilometers.

*Developing the extension of the Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Road to the south from Makkah Al-Mukarramah Road to the Eastern Ring Road, and its extension south to the Dhahran Street to the Southern Ring Road with a length of 17 kilometers.
*Developing the Othman Bin Affan Road from King Salman Road to Al-Urouba Road, and from Makkah Al-Mukarramah Road to the the Southern Ring Road with a length of 16 kilometers.

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Saudi crown prince meets WEF president in Riyadh

Time: 12 February, 2020

The Saudi crown prince and the WEF president discussed a number of issues about global and regional developments that are relevant to economic aspects. (SPA)
  • During the meeting, they discussed global and regional developments
  • They also discussed partnership opportunities between the Kingdom and the WEF in Davos

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met the World Economic Forum (WEF) president Borge Brende in Riyadh Wednesday.

During the meeting, they discussed global and regional developments.

They also discussed partnership opportunities between the Kingdom and the WEF in Davos, Switzerland, in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

The meeting was attended by the Saudi Trade and Investment Minister Majid Al-Qasabi, and Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Al-Khorayef, and Bader Al-Asaker, secretary-general of Misk Foundation.

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives President Republic of Guinea Conakry

Time: 11 February, 2020

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman receives President Alpha Conde of the Republic of Guinea Conakry in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
  • The two leaders discussed efforts exerted to combat extremism and terrorism

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with President Alpha Conde of the Republic of Guinea Conakry, who arrived in the capital on Tuesday.
During the meeting, the two leaders reviewed aspects of bilateral ties and opportunities to boost the relations between the two countries in various sectors.
They also discussed regional and international developments and reviewed issues of common concern.
They also discussed efforts exerted to combat extremism and terrorism.

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Crown Prince receives UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay

Time: 30 January, 2020 

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. (SPA)

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday received Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

During the meeting, they reviewed Saudi initiatives and programs in the field of culture and means of enhancing bilateral cooperation in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

The audience was attended by Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture and Chairman of the National Commission for Education, Culture and Science; and Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh.

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Saudi crown prince attends King Faisal Air Academy graduation ceremony

28/01/20

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman patronizes the graduation ceremony of the 97th batch of students of the King Faisal Air Academy. (SPA)
  • The crown prince presented awards to outstanding students, and certificates to graduates from other countries

RIYADH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday patronized the graduation ceremony of the 97th batch of students of the King Faisal Air Academy in Riyadh.
He was accompanied by Minister of State Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd, Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, National Guard Minister Prince Abdullah bin Bandar and Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman.
Maj. Gen. Hazim Al-Ghashyan, the academy’s commander, delivered a speech praising the Saudi leadership’s unwavering support for the college since its inception.
He said the 97th batch included four students from Bahrain and three from Kuwait, who spent more than three years with their colleagues training and studying.
The crown prince and the audience watched a military parade of the academy’s cadets. The graduates recited their oaths and the results were announced.
The crown prince presented awards to outstanding students, and certificates to graduates from other countries. He received a commemorative gift.

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe meets King Salman in Riyadh and crown prince in AlUla

12/01/20

King Salman shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit in Riyadh. (SPA)
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at AlUla. (SPA)
Masato Ohtaka said the meeting between the Japanese prime minister and Saudi crown prince was the meeting was full of substance, and included discussion on the regional situation. (Arab News photo by Sa’ad Al-Dossary)
  • The king expressed expectations that his country and Japan will deepen their strategic partnership
  • Abe also met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the ancient site of AlUla

RIYADH: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince on Sunday, to discuss the situation in the region, during the first leg of his Middle East tour.

The prime minister was received by King Salman in Riyadh as Abe visited the region in the hope of easing tensions between the US and Iran.

He later met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in AlUla, where they discussed regional developments, with prime minister Abe praising Saudi Arabia’s conduct during the recent heightening of tensions in the region.

“The meeting was full of substance,” said Masato Ohtaka, Japan’s foreign ministry director-general for press and public diplomacy, in a press briefing on Sunday. They exchanged views on the current situation and what needs to be done to defuse the tension, said Ohtaka.

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During the meeting the prime minister told the crown prince that further escalation of the situation needs to be avoided and “he appreciates the fact that relevant countries such as Saudi Arabia are showing restraint”,  Ohtaka said.

“Abe mentioned that any military confrontation that might take place in the Middle east including Iran will have profound impact on the peace and stability of not only the region but also the world,” he added.

As for Japan’s mediation role with Iran, Ohtaka said, “This subject on Iran is extremely delicate. I hesitate to go into too much detail on this. We don’t necessarily characterize our efforts as mediation.” He underscored, however, that Japan is the only country in Asia that has been engaging on this issue.

The spokesman also highlighted how Japan can play a role, given the country’s close relationship with the US, and established ties with Iran.

“Japan is an ally of the USA, and also has a long-standing relationship with Iran, and based on those relationships has been engaged in playing a role in those contexts,” Ohtaka said.

Prime Minister Abe and Crown Prince Mohammed also discussed other bilateral issues, as the Japanese leader was received with traditional Saudi hospitality inside a Bedouin tent.

Their meeting, which lasted about an hour, included a 20 minute private discussion, said Ohtaka.

Prime Minister Abe said that he highly appreciated the reform efforts taking place within the Kingdom, and said the reforms were not only important for Saudi Arabia, but the region and ultimately the world as well.

Abe promised that Japan will fully support Prince Mohammed’s reform efforts through the Saudi-Japan vision 2030, a cooperation framework that has been around since 2016. The two nations are working on a broad range of areas and have already concluded four ministerial level meetings and identified 69 areas of cooperation.

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In their meeting in Riyadh, Abe and King Salman confirmed their cooperation toward the successes of the Group of 20 meetings to be hosted by Saudi Arabia this year and the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. In their 40-minute talk, the king expressed expectations that his country and Japan will deepen their strategic partnership in various fields, not only in the area of energy.

The day’s session was the fifth meeting between the two leaders since the start of Abe’s current administration in December 2012. At that time, King Salman was crown prince.

In his discussion with Crown Prince Mohammed, Abe said that Japan would support Saudi Arabia towards the success of the next G20 summit, which will be in Riyadh. The crown prince in turn pledged Saudi Arabia will follow up on the outcomes of the last G20 meeting in Osaka.

As the Japanese leader arrived in AlUla, his delegation were received by Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture and the Governor of the Royal Commission for AlUla.

AlUla, the last stop in Abe’s visit to the Kingdom before he continues his journey to the UAE and Oman, is full of archaeological treasures nestling amid beautiful desert landscapes.

Saudi Arabia’s move to open up Hegra city and the AlUla Valley is restoring a missing chapter in the history of the Arabian Peninsula and the entire world.

Bearing the name Mada’in Salih in the post- Islamic era, the lost city of Hegra was built by the Nabataeans, like its famous twin Petra in Jordan. They controlled the profitable trade routes that crossed the Arabian Peninsula from east to west and north to south from about the fourth century BC to 106 AD.

The Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s tour of AlUla during his visit to Saudi Arabia casts a spotlight on the ancient Nabataean site as it prepares to open its doors to the public later this year.

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