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Saudi Amb: U.S. Business Will Be Important to Saudi Arabia’s Progress

Saudi Ambassador to the United States Abdullah Al-Saud said today that the U.S. business community is destined to play a major role in the future success of the Saudi economy. He made the remarks in a keynote address delivered at the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council conference in Los Angeles titled, “Localization, Innovation, and Partnership Opportunities for Industrial Development in Saudi Arabia.” In his speech, Ambassador Al-Saud discussed the many ways that the transformation of Saudi society is driving changes in the Saudi economy and business sector. “Americans and American business will play an important role in Saudi Arabia’s progress towards

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Deputy Crown Prince Meets with Anti-Daesh U.S. Envoy

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met in Jeddah with Brett McGurk, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Daesh). They discussed continuing cooperation and engagement to further the coalition’s campaign to ensure a lasting defeat of Daesh. Brett McGurk serves as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL at the U.S. Department of State. His previous assignment was Deputy Special Presidential Envoy from September 2014 until November 2015. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs from August 2013 until his current

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Kingdom Disrupts Daesh Cells, Arrests Terrorists from Nine Nations

According to the Saudi Ministry of Interior, security forces have arrested hundreds of foreign nationals from 9 different nations in the last two years for involvement in terrorist activities with Daesh (ISIL). Saudi security forces have dismantled the terrorist cells and arrested members hailing from Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Algeria, Nigeria, Chad, Pakistan and the Philippines. These terrorist activities by Daesh in the Kingdom have included the following: Pakistani national Abdullah Gulzar Khan was arrested for plotting a suicide attack on the  U.S. consulate in Jeddah during Ramadan. Yemeni national Omar Saeed Mahdi Bahaisami, was arrested for the murder of a Saudi corporal

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Saudi Women Point the Way to Change

Nermin Fawazi Sa’d, an engineer and entrepreneur, is ranked one of 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes and Arabian Business. She is a woman living and working in Saudi Arabia, pointing to the changing, economic diversification and the empowerment of Saudi women that the Kingdom is currently undergoing. In a column for Forbes Magazine, Ms. Fawzi Sa’d wrote, “Americans need to update their thinking about the Kingdom. This was brought home on my recent visit to the United States, where I met with technology investors and executives in Silicon Valley and San Francisco and thought leaders in Washington, DC.” Although some

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Ambassadors Praise Saudi Vision 2030

At a forum convened by Arab News, Ambassadors to the Kingdom from Germany, Turkey, South Korea and India praised the launch of the Vision 2030 plan. German Ambassador Dieter W. Haller stated, “Vision 2030 is a dynamic program toward changing the overall face of the country. With this change taking place, every country is looking toward the Kingdom with hope and optimism as it is undergoing a fundamental change from an oil driven economy to an industrial economy.” “It is a very important and strategic vision document and pointed that it will be very helpful in sustainable economic development,” added  Yunus

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Saudi Ministry of Culture Approves Royal Academy of Arts

Under the leadership of Minister Adel Al-Turaifi, the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information has announced royal approval of its plans to open a Royal Academy of Arts following the release of the Vision 2030 plan. With a focus on international communications and cultural outreach, the center will encompass a media city with Arabic, Persian, and English broadcasts that will reach regional and international audiences. In order to expand the Kingdom’s cultural offerings to local residents, the Ministry of Culture and Information laid out its plans to develop an Islamic museum and fund that will provide artists with the financial

Saudi Arabia Cuts Diplomatic Ties with Iran

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir announced that Saudi Arabia is severing ties with Iran after the embassy attack in Tehran. During a press conference this evening in Riyadh, the foreign minister said that Iranian diplomats and staff have been given 48 hours to leave the Kingdom.

Minister Al-Jubeir said that Iran has a history of violating diplomatic missions in its country. “The continued attacks on diplomatic missions is a flagrant violation of all international treaties,” said the foreign minister.

The foreign minister vowed that Saudi Arabia will not allow Iran to sabotage the region’s security.

“We are determined not to allow Iran to undermine our security. We are determined not to let Iran mobilize or create or establish terrorist cells in our country or in the countries of our allies. We will push back against Iran’s attempts to do so,” said the foreign minister. “We want to make it very clear that there is no space in the community of nations for a country that condones terrorism, that supports terrorism and that engages in terrorism.”

Source: Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia