His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz met today with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority and Minority Leaders, House Majority Leader, the Senate Majority Whip, Chair and Ranking members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Chairs and Ranking members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Washington, D.C., announces the arrival of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, the Kingdom’s Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, to the United States of America. On behalf of His Royal Highness Ambassador Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud, the Kingdom’s Ambassador to the United States, the embassy is delighted to welcome HRH the Crown Prince.
Resolution to the Conflict in Yemen
The Saudi-led Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen launched the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO), an expanded relief program that addresses the humanitarian situation in the immediate and long-term, one month ago today and the results are already tangible. The Saudi-led Coalition, in partnership with UN agencies, continues to prioritize the welfare of the Yemeni people in its efforts to restore peace and stability to Yemen.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced the approval of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment's submission on bankruptcy legislation. The awaited Bankruptcy Law is the latest in structural developments in the Kingdom's business legal framework and is part of the overall reform efforts, under Vision 2030, to further facilitate a healthy business environment that encourages participation by foreign and domestic investors, as well as, local small and medium enterprises.
The Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, issued a statement on February 12, 2018, welcoming the $1 billion aid pledge by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to support the humanitarian efforts in Yemen, and their commitment to raise an additional $500 million from donors in the region.
The Spokesperson for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, began by commemorating the international day against the use of child soldiers, also known as Red Hand Day, and condemning the forced conscription of children by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen.
On February 5, 2018, Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the Coalition Spokesperson, along with Ambassador Mohammed Al Jabir, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to Yemen, and Minster Dr. Moeen Abdulmalik, the Yemeni Minister of Public Works; addressed developments in aid delivery under the auspices of the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO) at a press conference. The YCHO will deliver four cranes to three Yemeni ports – Mokha (2), Aden (1), and Mukalla (1), a step that will help aid delivery across Yemen and its interior, as well as, stimulate Yemen’s economy.
Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesperson for the Coalition supporting the legitimate Yemeni government, stated that today, Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:23 A.M. this morning Riyadh time, the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces intercepted another ballistic missile launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias from the Sa’adah Governate in Yemen into the Kingdom.
Colonel Al-Maliki stated that the missile was targeting the city of Khamis Mushait, in the southwestern part of the Kingdom, and was deliberately launched towards civilian populated areas.
During a session titled Building Saudi Arabia’s Future Economy, the Kingdom’s Minister of Economy and Planning, Mohammad Al-Tuwaijri, Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Minister of Commerce and Investment Majid Al-Qasabi, and Princess Reema bint Bandar, President of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports took to the stage to discuss the implementation of Vision 2030 and the vast changes happening within Saudi Arabia- not just economically but socially as well.