Saudi Crown Prince: Islam is a sensible, simple religion that is being hijacked

Saturday, 24 March 2018

In an interview with the Washington Post, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said this week that Islam was a moderate religion and there a those who attempt to hijack it. “I believe Islam is sensible, Islam is simple, and people are trying to hijack it,” he said. Lengthy discussions with clerics, he said, have been positive and are “why we have more allies in the religious establishment, day by day.” The crown prince discussed his reform efforts at home, including ...

Mohammed bin Salman: Visit to US aims to draw investors to Saudi Arabia

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in an interview for the Washington Post that his visit to the United States aims to attract investors to Saudi Arabia. He explained that his main task in America is to win the confidence of US investors in his country, as well as bring technological and educational support to back the reform efforts in the kingdom. "If we solve the problems of the Middle East, the region will become a new Europe," Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in his ...

Saudi Crown Prince offers condolences to French president for terror victims

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a cable to French President Emmanuel Macron stating his condolences to him and to the people of France for the victims of the terrorist attack that took place on Friday in southern France. "I have been informed of the terrorist attack in southern France, the fatalities and the injuries. I express my sincerest condolences to you, the families of the victims and to the brotherly people of France and the Kingdom’s condemnation of this terrorist ...

Saudi Crown Prince talks Vision 2030 at KSA – USA partnership dinner

Friday, 23 March 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman delivered his first address in the United States at the inaugural KSA – USA Partnership Event dinner held in the Andrew Mellon Auditorium, hosted by the Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington, on Thursday. This dinner was a celebration of the global importance of the strong Saudi-US bilateral security relationship over the past 70 years. The program included compelling video testimonials and keynote remarks from leading voices ...

US defense companies begin setting up industries in Saudi Arabia

Friday, 23 March 2018

Since the announcement of Saudi Vision 2030, international companies, particularly American ones, have started planning to invest in Saudi Arabia. The number of US companies in the Kingdom has increased to more than 370 companies, with investments exceeding $53 billion, equating to 200 billion riyals, by last February. When the previous edition of the Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements and Capabilities (AFED) was held in Riyadh, 70 international companies signed up along with ...

Saudi embassy hosts first annual Saudi-US partnership dinner in Washington

Friday, 23 March 2018

Washington DC witnessed the celebration of the profound partnership between Saudi Arabia and America on Thursday. The inaugural of the KSA – USA Partnership Event dinner was held in the Andrew Mellon Auditorium, hosted by the Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington. The dinner and ceremony was celebrated in the presence of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Saudi ambassador to the US Khalid bin Salman. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stated, in his ...

How culture and arts enhance Saudi diplomacy

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent visits to Egypt and Britain were of political, economic and security significance as they addressed matters that are often discussed between governments through the usual official channels, i.e. ministries of foreign affairs, economy, defense and others.What was interesting were the cultural activities that accompanied these visits particularly the activities sponsored by the MiSK Foundation through its several cultural initiatives, visits, ...

Hassan Al Mustafa

On the relationship between money, oil and arms

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Relations between countries are all about interests. This is a consistent truth in politics. Saudi Arabia’s relation with the US, which is the most deeply rooted from the Arab region, is no different. The Americans discovered oil in Saudi Arabia about 80 years ago while other oil exploring states failed to do so. In the 1930’s, they built a new petroleum entity there led by Standard Oil and relations have continued ever since. Riyadh has viewed Washington as a strategic ally since ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Saudi crown prince meets Republican, Democratic congressmen in Washington

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Republican and Democratic members of the House of Representatives in the Washington DC leg of his trip to the US on Thursday.The crown prince met with Republican members Will Hurd, George Holland and Mike Gallagher, and democratic member Brendan Boyle.The royal discussed bilateral Saudi-US relations with the congressmen, and opportunities for development within the kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan.They also reviewed the latest developments in the ...

Misk Art Institute holds events in Washington celebrating Saudi contemporary art

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The recently-established Misk Art Institute announced that it is presenting a program of Saudi art, music and discussion in Washington D.C. on the occasion of the visit of Saudi Crown Prince’s to the United States.The Institute, part of the Misk Foundation, the non-profit foundation established by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to empower Saudi youth, has organized two events in the city in collaboration with the Middle East Institute’s Arts and Culture program. The first ...

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