Saudi Arabia pledges $113m to support Sahel countries #G5Sahel

2018/11/12 – Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Kattan announced Friday a donation of $113.7 million to support Sahel countries. Kattan revealed the donation during the opening ceremony of the Coordination Conference of G5 Sahel Partners and Funders for Financing of Priority Investment Programme (PIP) for (2019-2021) in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott.
The G5 Sahel comprises Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. He said King Salman had ordered the money to support these five countries, adding that half this amount would be allocated to support priority investments in the Sahel.

Arab News / Sahel-Elite Photo: Ahmed Kattan said King Salman had ordered the money to support these five countries. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia announces 100 million euros aid to Sahel nations

2018/07/12 – Saudi Arabia pledged 100 million euros ($113.7 million) to support priority investment programs in Africa’s Sahel region, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday evening.Saudi State minister for African Affairs Ahmed Qattan made the announcement at a donors meeting for the five-member Sahel group, held in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, it said.

The other countries making up the Sahel group are Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger.

Reuters / Sahel-Elite

Saudi Crown Prince to Visit Mauritania, Algeria

2018/02/12 – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, will kick off on Sunday a visit to each of Mauritania and Algeria as part of his Arab tour. Continuer à lire … « Saudi Crown Prince to Visit Mauritania, Algeria »

Saudi Arabia makes $1bn bid for partnership with South African defence group Denel #Defence #Germany

2018/08/11 – Saudi Arabia has made a $1-billion bid for a broad partnership with South African State-owned defence group Denel that would include the acquisition of a minority stake in a joint venture with Germany’s Rheinmetall, a source familiar with the offer said.Currently heavily dependent on imports, Saudi Arabia, the world’s third-largest defence spender, is seeking partnerships to develop its own domestic defence industry with the goal of localising half of its military spending by 2030. Continuer à lire … « Saudi Arabia makes $1bn bid for partnership with South African defence group Denel #Defence #Germany »

Saudi Arabia realises Gambia’s potential

2018/29/10 – The Tourism and Culture minister, Hamat Bah, in his clarification about The Gambia-Saudi Arabia unsigned MoU said that the government of Saudi Arabia who is investing over $5bn to develop tourism has realised the potential and importance of The Gambia in different forums that they met and thus approached for a need to have an MOU. Continuer à lire … « Saudi Arabia realises Gambia’s potential »

Saudi Arabia and the UAE Look to Africa (Opinion-Camille Lons)

2018/28/10 – By mediating conflicts and combining their assets in the Horn of Africa, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are slowly cementing an arc of political influence across the region.

In September 16, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace agreement in Jeddah. This move, initiated by Ahmed’s election and supported by intense UAE and U.S. back-channel diplomacy over the past few months, is putting an end to a decade of war and tension between their two countries. The next day, Saudi Arabia also hosted the first face-to-face talks between Eritrea and Djibouti after more than a decade of border disputes, following a peace agreement the two countries had signed on September 6. Saudi mediation was warmly welcomed by Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who declared in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat that Saudi Arabia’s role was key to normalizing Djibouti’s relations with Eritrea. Continuer à lire … « Saudi Arabia and the UAE Look to Africa (Opinion-Camille Lons) »

Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia Meets with His Pakistani Counterpart

2018/23/11 – Mohammed bin Mahmoud Al-Ali, Saudi ambassador to Tunisia, met here today with Pakistani ambassador to Tunisia Mohammed Hassan.
During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed issues of common interest.