Three summit will be held in occasion of Trump visit. The first meeting will be useful to reinforce the cooperation between King Salman and US President Trump, who are going to discuss about the main points of their historical ties. The second one will be between Trump and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which also will coincide with the half-yearly meeting of the organization. The third meeting will be between Trump and the heads of Islamic and Arab countries, which are member of Islamic Alliance to combat terrorism. At those meetings it will be expected the participation of El-Sisi, Egyptian President, but also Sharif, Pakistan Prime Minister.
The inaugural event of Intersec Saudi Arabia opened on Tuesday in Jiddah, which is a fair of global innovations in security, in safety and in fire protection. This event will be available until 4th May at Jeddah International for Forum and International Events Convention. The impressive opportunities are underlined by the participation of manufacturers and suppliers eager to boost their business opportunities. There is an impressive and huge international participation – about 73%- more than 500 brands and three countries pavilions (China, India and Czech Republic) and an enlightening three day conference program. Jointly organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle-East and Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions, Intersec Saudi Arabia is held under patronage of Prince al-Faisal, advisor to the custodian of two holy Mosques King Salman and the governor of Makkah Region. Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Frankfurt Messe Middle-East has declared: “We’ve been building our portfolio of worldclass exhibitions in Saudi, and we’re delighted to add Intersec Saudi Arabia to the mix, bringing the Kingdom’s security market to the doorsteps of key stakeholders, where international players can increase their market share, and Saudi visitors can keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and services available in the market”. It will be the first security exhibition in the Kingdom. This three day Conference will be helpful and useful to find solutions regarding security, fire protection and safety, offering a wide range of opportunities and systems to prevent from those problems. Intersec Saudi Arabia is officially supported by the Saudi Ministry of Health and the Saudi Safety & Security Department, Jeddah Police and Jeddah Civil Defense These is the second conference of its kind, after Intersec in Dubai.
King Salman was directly invited by the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, in order to join the first summit on technology and science, organized by OIC and which will take place in Astana on 10-11 September. From this summit, it is expected to conclude several agreements, which reinforce the alliance between the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Saudi Arabia. It could be an important opportunity to develop some specific market sectors: like agricolture, alimentar products and also petroleumchiimical industries.
Egypt stabilizes its international relations, new path toward Egypt-Saudi Arabia cooperation, after a year of tensions beween, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud met in Riyadh on Sunday with the two of them confirming their good relations. Al-Sissi stressed the necessity for both countries to cooperate in Arab League area, but also on a bilateral dimension. They also discuss the global security strategy for the region, and the counter-terrorism policy. Saudi Arabia’s King has accepted an invitation to Cairo, without express a precise date. Tensions between both countries was born after Egypt vote in favour of a peace resolution plan for Syria, voted at the Security Council. Following this vote a conflict around Saudi Oil exportations was born between both countries creating a diplomatic tensions.
During his reception of Senior Yemeni tribal sheikhs on Wednesday, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Yemen represents “the strategic depht of the Arab nation” and that the biggest mistake of the enemy was to target Yemen, which made all the Arab world alert to what is happening there. The Deputy Crwon Prince also expressed Saudi support to Yemen and also the mobilization of Arabian Gulf states, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Morocco and all the arab and Islamic world. On the other side the Yemeni tribal sheikhs thanked the Saudi government for the meeting, for supporting Yemeni legitimacy and for the efforts of the Arab coalition to restore security and stability.
In a statement Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabbeah, head of King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, said the Kingdom is among the top 10 countries in the worls for the volume and the value of aid provided. He also added that the center developed partnerships with international agencies to help Yemen, Djibouti and Ethiopia; in particular in Yemen it provided relief assistance worth $584.4 million. Moreover the center has started on working on two more projects: one to tackle malnutrition among children and pregnant women and another one to provide water supplies in 15 Yemeni governorates. The total number of projects directed at Yemeni citizens has reached 123 and between them 44 are food, security and shelter projects, while 16 are related to education, family protection and early recovery programs.
During the 28th Arab Summit opening session King Salman stressed the importance of a peaceful solution to the crisis in Yemen based on the Gulf initiative and outputs of the national dialogue. He also underlined the importance of unity and stability of Yemen. Moreover he talked about Syria and said that in Syria in necessary a peaceful solution too. In fine King Salman highlighted that “the most dangerous thing facing our Arab nation is terrorism and extremisms”.
The coalition Command to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen said today in a statement that Saudi border cities were targeted by Houthi militias with smuggled rockets through the port of Al-Hodeidah. The Command added that the Coalition air forces targeted immediately the launching sites and that the Royal Saudi air force intercepted four ballistic missiles launched towards the cities of KhamisMushayt and Abha and they destroyed them without causing any damage. In fine the coalition said these actions are the strongest evidence of the continued smuggling of weapons to Yemen especially from the port of Hodeidah.
During the Cabinet session at Yamaha Palace King Salman expressed his hope on the Arab Summit, that will be held in Jordan on Monday, and on the cooperation and solidarity that the summit will encreas in the Arab countries. Moreover on the latest development on the global level the Cabinet expressed its comdannation of the terror attack in London, welcomed the ministerial statement about the role of the global coalition to defeat Daesh and expressed ita appreciation on the Saudi donation to the international fund for the protection of cultural heritage compromised during armed conflicts. The Cabinet also authorized the Minister of Foreign Affairs to discuss with Norway a general agreement for cooperation between the Saudi and Norwegian governments and approved the establishment of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Guatemala.
During the opening of an international conference organized by the Muslim World League (MWL) in Makkha on Sunday, King Salman’s stressed that the Kingdom is an example of protection of human rights, freedom, welfare and comprehensive development for community. He also added that all this will be done in accordance of the islamic values and with the goal of mantaining security. Moreover Prince Khalid, who delivered in an address the King’s words, added that freedom of expression is an integral part of the overall freedoms and that it is granted in Islam, but it should not involve attacks on religion, its rituals or holy places. Prince Khalid also said media should be responsible of spreading spiritual values and humanity and that freedom is one of the most important human values.