The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman received at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah the President of Eritrea Isaias Efwerki and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali to oversee the signing of a historic peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia. The agreement, known as the Jeddah Peace Agreement, officially ends 20 years of war between the two countries.
In-line with Vision 2030 and facilitating women’s access to diverse roles, the President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al Sudais, has appointed 41 women in leadership positions. The unprecedented appointments follow a constructive pattern of including more women across various fields.
The Head of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Auditing Bureau, Dr. Hossam Al Anqari announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Comptroller General of the United States of America, Mr. Gene Dodaro, in the fields of accounting and supervisory work at the headquarters of the Auditing Bureau in Riyadh. The agreement aims to enhance aspects of cooperation between both countries, as well as, further enhancing the accounting work within various agencies. Dr.
The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen has reviewed the the findings of the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) regarding an operation conducted by the Coalition on August 9th, 2018 in Sa’daa province in Yemen.
The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) will introduce exchange-traded derivatives in the first half of 2019. Tadawul will launch an index futures contract based on the tradeable index jointly developed with MSCI.
ISIS leader Abubaker Al Baghdadi released a new recording last Wednesday, August 22, titled "Give Glad Tidings to the Patient," in which he urged his followers all over the world to wage terrorist attacks, and to reassure his “followers” over the group’s recent losses in Syria and Iraq.
The spokesman for the Houthi militia in Yemen, Mohammed Abdulsalam, tweeted a picture of a meeting that had taken place between him and the leader of the terrorist Lebanese militia Hizbollah, Hassan Nasrallah. Abdulsalam “conveyed the greetings of the political leadership and the Yemeni people,” expressing what he called “pride towards Hizbollah’s strong and principled stance on Yemen facing Saudi American aggression.”
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in its continued commitment to serve as stabilizing force in the region, has contributed $100 million dollars for Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS-supported stabilization projects in areas liberated from ISIS in northeast Syria. This is the largest Coalition contribution to date for these liberated areas, and follows the pledge made by Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir during the July 12, 2018 Global Coalition Ministerial Conference in Brussels, hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a leading partner in the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS from the outset. In line with this, the Kingdom contributed $100 Million to the Coalition’s stabilization efforts in Syria. This contribution represents a continuation of its leading and regional stabilizing role to ensure ISIS is defeated in all of its dimensions.
A senior official in the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen stated that the Joint Forces Command has seen media reports- including reports of some relief organizations operating in Yemen, regarding allegations related to operations conducted by the Coalition in Saada province, on Thursday, August 9, 2018, claiming that a bus was subject to collateral damage as a result of this operation.