UN thanks Saudi Arabia for Yemen humanitarian aid amid coronavirus

Time: 16 April, 2020

  • Guterres expressed gratitude for the Kingdom’s announcement of providing $500m to Yemen

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman received a phone call on Tuesday from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Guterres expressed his deep gratitude for the Kingdom’s announcement of providing $500 million in humanitarian support to Yemen, its efforts in achieving advanced results and the aiding the Yemeni parties reach a desired peace deal.
“The UN highly appreciates the great efforts of His Highness the Crown Prince in this regard,” Guterres said.
The UN Secretary-General also praised the Kingdom’s great efforts in leading the G20, and the initiatives it has presented in the framework of the international efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The crown prince affirmed the Kingdom’s keenness in all that would achieve the interest, security and stability of the Yemeni people, stressing that the Kingdom will continue to play its role in preserving the security and stability of the region and the world.e Kingdom’s announcement of providing $500 million in humanitarian support to Yemen, its efforts in achieving advanced results and the aiding the Yemeni parties reach a desired peace deal.

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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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