How the famous French Champs-Élysées avenue has a Saudi touch

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

The tie between the ever-famous Champs-Élysées avenue in France and Saudi Arabia dates back to more than quarter of a century ago. In a recent interview with Sultan Shawli, the Saudi undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry for Mineral Wealth, he revealed to Al that some parts of the avenue have been tiled with Saudi granite of the Brown Najran type. Shawli explained that this type of granite has been extracted from the ministry’s mining site reserve ...

Saudi Crown Prince: I want my wife and children to live a normal life

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

At a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, a French reporter asked Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman if he will be bringing his spouse along with him if he visits France again in the future. With a smile on his face, and on the eager faces of other reporters in the room, the crown prince said that he is very careful that his wife and four children lead a normal life that is not affected by his post as the future heir of the kingdom. “I want my children to live ...

Macron invites Lebanon PM Hariri to meeting, dinner with Saudi Crown Prince

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron invited Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to join him for talks and dinner Tuesday at the Elysee Palace with visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Macron’s office said. “Before the official diner, the three leaders will briefly discuss subjects linked to stability in the Middle East, the fight against terrorism, and economic and cultural cooperation,” the French statement said.  

IN PICTURES: Mohammed bin Salman meets Macron at Élysée Palace

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met French President Emmanuel Macron at Élysée Palace, on Tuesday. The meeting was part of the Saudi Crown Prince's official visit to France, which included agreements in the fields of culture, tourism and the economy. During the visit, Prince Mohammed also met with Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs. During the meeting, they reviewed the bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields, ways of ...

Deals worth $18 bln signed during Saudi Crown Prince visit to Paris

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

On the sidelines of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Saudi Arabia, 20 economic agreements were signed with the French side totaling $18 billion. The most important agreements were reached in the energy sector between Saudi Aramco and French petrochemiocal giant Total. The first deal is worth $7.2 billion to establish a new petrochemical complex in partnership with SATORP, and the second is a $3 billion trade agreement. In the aviation sector, an agreement was signed ...

WATCH: Chinese, Saudi archeologists unearth cultural relics in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A Chinese-Saudi Arabian joint archaeological team discovered more than 100 ancient tombs and dozens of cultural relics in al-Serrian, a long abandoned Saudi Arabian port in Jeddah on the Red Sea. China sent five archeologists to Saudi Arabia on March 26 to embark on a 20-day mission of excavating the ruins of al-Serrian together with 10 Saudi archeologists. ALSO: 85,000-year-old fossil finger bone found in Saudi Arabia The group deployed the latest technology in their search such as drones, ...

Al Jubeir: Those responsible for Douma attack must be held accountable

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that those responsible for the suspected chemical attack in Douma should be held accountable. He added: "We are discussing with our allies the steps to respond to the attack." With regard to Iran's nuclear deal, Al-Jubeir described it as lacking, adding that the shortcomings of the agreement have to be fixed.

85,000-year-old fossil finger bone found in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A fossil finger bone dating back about 85,000 years that was unearthed in Saudi Arabia’s Nefud Desert is pointing to what scientists are calling a new understanding of how our species came out of Africa en route to colonizing the world. A joint scientific team has discovered the first sample of ancient human remains in the northwest of Saudi Arabia. The research team included the Saudi Geological Survey, the Saudi Public Authority for Tourism and National Heritage, King Saud University, ...

The Saudi Crown Prince’s message to the world

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has sent a strong message to the world that Saudi Arabia is capable and intent on eliminating terrorism. This message constitutes a new language for Saudi Arabia in its relations with the international community.There is also the message he conveyed in his interview with The Wall Street Journal, where he said that the international community must keep pushing Iran economically and politically to avoid a direct military confrontation in the region, adding ...

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Reception for project on Saudi historic region held in the Louvre

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A reception for the Saudi royal commission for Al Ula was held in the grand hall in the Louvre in Paris on Monday. It was attended by a number of ministers including French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Cultural Minister Awwad Alawwad and political and cultural figures from both countries. France and Saudi Arabia are set to sign a cooperation to develop the Saudi city of Al Ula during Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s current visit to ...

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