Saudi Arabia notes with regret the European Commission proposed revised list of "high risk" countries on money laundering and the financing of terrorism released on the 13th of February, 2019 that includes Saudi Arabia despite several measures of reinforcement of its legal framework which has led to increased cooperation with its counterparts. The Kingdom reaffirms that it is strongly committed to the common fight against money laundering and terrorism financing, a commitment that it shares with its international partners and allies.
The Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen has viewed with concern media reports alleging the transfer of US military weapons to the Iranian backed Houthi militia and AQAP in Yemen. Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al-Malki strongly denied those claims, and stressed the Coalition countries’ commitment to confront and defeat the illegal Houthi takeover of Yemen, in addition to decisively confronting other terrorist groups, such as ISIS And AQAP, rendering the idea of supplying weapons to these groups illogical.
On February 6th 2019, His Excellency Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Cabinet Member Mr. Adel Al-Jubeir led the Saudi delegation to the Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, and the Ministerial Meeting of the Small Group on Syria, where he reaffirmed the Kingdom's commitment to the objectives of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, and stressed the importance o continued cooperation and coordination among all member states to combat terrorism and extremism.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), announced today that the first Saudi satellite for communications (SGS-1) launched successfully from the Guiana Space Centre on an Ariane 5 rocket. HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had signed the final piece to be placed on the Saudi satellite before its launch with the words “above the clouds.”, in reference to a popular Saudi national song.
The Governor of the Eastern Province HRH Prince Saud bin Nayef inaugurated today the Downtown Awamiya project in the city of Al Qatif, Saudi Arabia. HRH was received by mayor Fahd Al-Jubeir, the governor of Qatif and a number of senior officials.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has reviewed the report submitted by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, chairman of the anticorruption committee, which was established by royal decree no.38/A on 15/2/1439H. The report states that the committee has concluded its tasks and indicates that 381 individuals have been summoned, some of whom were summoned only to testify.
Today, Saudi Arabia is one of the leading nations in combating terrorism and terrorist financing, and has been working closely with its allies on all fronts.
Terror networks thrive on illicit funding, often hiding behind charitable organizations. To combat this threat, Saudi Arabia has put in place one of the world’s strictest financial control systems to prevent funds from falling into the hands of terrorist organizations.
The world’s future destination for dreamers and innovators– has obtained the necessary approvals from authorities in Saudi Arabia to establish a closed joint-stock company under the name “NEOM” to develop the project that is set to be the most ambitious on earth.
HRH Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman inaugurated the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP) at the eMILE Forum in Riyadh on Monday. NIDLP is one of 13 Vision Realization Programs under Saudi Vision 2030. It is focused on transforming Saudi Arabia into an industrial powerhouse and a global leader in logistical services by leading and guiding growth in four key sectors: Industry, Mining, Energy and Logistics.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., has appointed Mr. Fahad Nazer as its new Official Spokesperson.
Nazer replaces Ms. Fatimah Baeshen, who served in the role since September 2017. She is now pivoting to academia and back to her field of socioeconomic development work.
Before his appointment, Nazer was an International Fellow at the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, where he provided expertise on political, social, and economic developments in Saudi Arabia, and on the threat posed by extremist groups on the Arabian Peninsula.