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    ‘Despite pandemic, Saudi-French ties kept strengthening in all sectors’

    Today, for the second consecutive year, we are celebrating the French national day in an exceptional context. However, although the pandemic remains a reality, with the appearance of new variants, our countries have learned to live with it and significant progress has been made. In France as well as in Saudi Arabia, the vaccination campaign has progressed well and gives hope for a return to normality. France has already fully resumed issuing Schengen visas to Saudi citizens and the Kingdom is now on the green list of countries considered to have a low risk of infection. I was pleased to […] More

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    NEOM… an incredible new destination in Saudi geopolitics

    By Anas Alyusuf Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — The first visit of Oman Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik to Saudi Arabia shed more light on the promising city of NEOM, located northwest of Saudi Arabia. The visit was more significant while taking into account of the fact that for the first time Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received a foreign leader as a guest in the Kingdom since the outbreak of coronavirus. The pandemic curtailed the number of high profile state visits and meetings of leaders, and now the visits have been resumed to a certain extent after the […] More

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    India, Saudi Arabia discuss tourism collaboration in webinar

    RIYADH — The Indian missions in Riyadh and Jeddah jointly staged a webinar on Sunday titled “Tourism Collaboration between India and Saudi Arabia” in which stakeholders in the tourism sector from both the countries participated. The Embassy on India in collaboration with Consulate General of India, Jeddah, Ministry of Tourism, government of India, Saudi Tourism Authority (STA), Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) and Saudi India Business Network (SIBN) organized the virtual discussion. The discussion started with keynote address of Indian Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed. He outlined the diverse types of tourism opportunities which India offers like adventure tourism, cultural […] More

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    Mammoth Bellissima docks at Jeddah port, heralding new era of Saudi cruise tourism

    Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — In an air festivity and heralding a new era of cruise tourism, the mammoth cruise ship MSC Bellissima anchored in Jeddah Islamic Port. All the preparations and arrangements were well in place at the port to receive the largest cruise vessel ever to sail the waters of the Red Sea. The port authorities have made available integrated services for Saudi and international tourists to take advantage of cruise vacation on board the majestic and elegant looking giant ship. MSC Cruises announced recently that the MSC Bellissima, one of the line’s latest ships, would sail 21 […] More

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    Al-Ajlan: Great opportunities for economic integration between Saudi Arabia and Oman

    RIYADH — Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers Ajlan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Ajlan has praised the steady development of the Saudi-Omani relations in all fields, stressing that the visit of Oman Sultan Haitham Bin Tarik to the Kingdom expresses the strength of the political will in strengthening the relations between the two countries. Al-Ajlan expressed the Saudi business sector’s optimism about this historic visit, and what is expected to result from it in bilateral cooperation agreements in various fields, marking the launch of a new phase of relations between the two countries, in a way that enhances their regional and […] More

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