Wednesday, February 24

World Defense Show Forms Strategic Partnership with SAMI

Business
Riyadh, World Defense Show announced Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), as a Strategic Partner on the global stage for defense interoperability. As a national defense champion, SAMI’s objectives are aligned with World Defense Show’s efforts to help localize 50% of Saudi Arabia’s defense procurement by 2030 as envisaged in Saudi Vision 2030. To propel the Kingdom’s self-sufficiency and economic diversification, SAMI will spearhead the platform, showcasing Saudi Arabia’s defense capabilities to an audience of key global industry stakeholders. Founded by Saudi Arabia’s defense industry regulator, the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), World Defense Show will serve as the global stage for defense interoperabi...

327 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases, 318 Recoveries Reported, in Saudi Arabia

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health announced, in a statement here today, that 327 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) have been reported, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 375,333, including 2,455 active cases undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 497 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. It added that 5 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities, at 6,466. Meanwhile, as many as 318 cases have recovered, raising recoveries' toll to 366,412. On the other hand, 41,010 new laboratory tests were conducted, in the last 24-hour, across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Foreign Affairs Committee of Shura Council Meets with Delegation of US Embassy in Saudi Arabia

Politics
Riyadh, Presided over by its Vice-Chairman Dr. Wael Al-Idrisi, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Shura Council met here today with the delegation of the US Embassy to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the presence of a number of the members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Shura council. During the meeting, the Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee affirmed the strength of the relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America in various fields. They also reviewed a number of issues of common interest between the two friendly countries, and discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America in various fields.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

SAMI and NIMR Sign Teaming Agreement to Transfer Armored Vehicle Production and Technology to Saudi Arabia

Business
Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), signed today a teaming agreement with NIMR, a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based leading manufacturer of combat-proven light- and medium-weight wheeled military vehicles, to supply armored vehicles to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The agreement was signed at IDEX 2021 in Abu Dhabi by Chairman of the NIMR Board Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Al-Mazrouei and CEO of SAMI Eng. Walid Abukhaled, in the presence of Governor of the General Authorities for Military Industries (GAMI) Eng. Ahmed A. Al-Ohali, Saudi Ambassador to the UAE Turki bin Abdullah Al-Dakhil, CEO and Managing Director of EDGE Faisal Al-Bannai and other leading representatives of the two entities. Under the ...

GCC Secretary General Meets with Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs

Politics
Doha, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, met here today with, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani. During the meeting, they discussed the march of GCC joint action, in light of the outcomes of the Sultan Qaboos and Sheikh Sabah Summit, which was hosted by the Al-Ula Governorate, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on January 5, 2021 as well as a number of issues of common interest.   Source: Saudi Press Agency