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Xi Jinping's visit to Saudi Arabia is confirmed for Dec 7. While the US is nervous & angry, Middle East will continue to shift towards China/Asia for many reasons.

Even the ads in #FIFAWorldCup at Qatar reveal the difference between USA and China: Budweiser v. Hisense! Image
Hisense is the world's #2 household appliance company and makes TV, refrigerators, washing machines etc., which are all quite hi-tech now. Other popular Chinese ad: Vivo (smartphones)

Meanwhile, America has ads for beer and junk food (Coca Cola and McDonald's) in Qatar.
China has real skills and lots of money that it invests in pragmatic ways.

Chinese companies build stadiums, solar farms, 5G networks, entire cities and so on.

Arab countries also receive a lot of FDI from China.

#SaudiArabia #Kuwait #UAE #Qatar Image
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The His Majesty’s Ship Hail has been commissioned into active service by the Royal Saudi Naval Forces at the Navantia shipyard in San Fernando, Spain. #Maritime #Spain #Saudiarabia Image
This is the third ship to be launched as part of the Sarawat project of five combat ships, following Al-Jubail and Al-Diriya. The project aims to improve Saudi Arabia's maritime defense capabilities and interests.
The joint venture between the Saudi Arabian Military Industries company and Spain’s state-owned Navantia (@NavantiaOficial) seeks to build multi-purpose combat ships for the Saudi navy and to localize 50 percent of military industries by 2030.
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The total number of registered archeological sites across the Kingdom has now touched 8,531 with the latest addition of 67 new archaeological and historical sites to the National Antiquities Register. #heritage #archeology #social #SaudiArabia Image
Around 15 new sites in the Northern Borders including 13 in Tabuk, 10 in Hail, nine in Jouf, five in Qasim, four sites each in Riyadh and Asir, three sites each in Madinah and Baha, and one site in Makkah have been added to the list.
This comes as the Saudi Heritage Commission aims to discover & officially register the Kingdom’s archeological & historical sites in the National Antiquities Register and put them on digital maps in a bid to facilitate the administration, protection & preservation of such sites.
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The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia has established a new firm to encourage local and foreign investments in the kingdom's Aseer region and help it become a global tourist destination. #SaudiArabia #Funds #Aseer #Investment
Aseer Investment Company will create new opportunities for local and foreign investors in tourism and hospitality, health and sports, education, cuisine, and other sectors as part of the plan to expand the Aseer region and attract more tourists.
In addition, the company will form new connections with the private sector and will focus on developing work opportunities in the neighbourhood.
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The sustained socioeconomic reforms were praised by the European Union (EU) on Friday, in particular, "the substantial efforts taken to promote women's rights in Saudi Arabia
#Saudi #EU #National #SaudiArabia
...and the greater access of Saudi women to the labour market and encouraged the continuation of this progress."
The second Human Rights Dialogue between the EU and Saudi Arabia was held in Riyadh on November 6, and this position was expressed in a statement released by the EU's diplomatic service, known as the European External Action Service.
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In order to bolster the cash-strapped nation's ailing economy, Saudi Arabia has extended the time for a USD 3 billion deposit, according to a statement from Pakistan's central bank on Friday. #SaudiArabia #Politics #Pakistan #ExternalAffairs
Following requests from Pakistan to help bolster its dwindling foreign reserves, Saudi Arabia, a close ally of Pakistan, agreed in October 2021 to resume its financial assistance to Islamabad...
...including approximately USD 3 billion in safe deposits and USD 1.2 billion in oil supplies on deferred payments.
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Majed Al-Hogail, the Saudi Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing, visited the Tokyo Takeshiba building, which specializes in the development of smart cities #SaudiArabia #social #ExternalAffairs #RuralAffairs #Japan #Tokyo
... and the supply of technical assistance and innovative ideas, as part of his current tour to Japan.

Al-Hogail also met with a delegation from Toyota Motor Corp. and received information on proposals in a number of specialized areas...
..., and looked at potential strategies for expanding shared understandings between the two friendly nations in all areas.
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The central bank of Pakistan reported that Saudi Arabia on Friday extended the duration of a $3 billion deposit it made to Pakistan's foreign reserves. #Pakistan #SaudiArabia #Economy
Late last year, Saudi Arabia deposited the funds in Pakistan's central bank as a loan to shore up the country's reserves.
As of November 25 of this year, the central bank reserves stood at $7.5 billion.
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The airport, which will have six parallel runways, is slated to become one of the largest in the world. Saudi Arabia has unveiled a master plan for King Salman International Airport (DWD)
...which will establish Riyadh as a worldwide logistics hub while also stimulating transportation, trade, and tourism. #Airport #SaudiArabia #Transport
The airport, which would cover roughly 57km2, is planned to become one of the largest in the world, with six parallel runways and existing terminals named after King Khalid.
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The Asian Football Confederation has received Saudi Arabia's official candidacy to host the AFC Women's Asian Cup in 2026. #SaudiArabia #AFC #sports
Yasser Al-Mishal, president of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, stated that holding this competition expands the possibilities for women's football in the Kingdom and the region.
Raghad Helmi, a member of the Saudi national team and Al-Shabab, as well as assistant coach Dana Rajab of the Saudi national team, participated in the Saudi delegation that submitted the application.
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Saudi Arabia claims that the energy transition from hydrocarbons to renewables is paving the way for it to become a global leader in the sustainable and creative production of metals and minerals. #SaudiArabia #Africa #mining
This is true in the sense that a vast, new, and largely untapped minerals super-region is developing, reaching from Africa to central Asia. This argument was presented to international delegates and international mining investors at London's Mines and Money conference.
In a keynote address during the event, His Excellency Khalid Al-Mudaifer, Vice-Minister for Mining Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources, stated that minerals are critical to the transition to renewable energy.
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It's Friday, it's Day 282 of #RussiaUkraineWar

This is the start of another daily thread.

As always if you missed some of yesterday or need a catch up, here's the link to scroll through:

#StopRussia #StandWithUkraine

All eyes on whether #Russia's death toll in the war will reach 100,000 by New Year and it certainly looks like it.

Today #Ukraine's estimate passes 90,000 and daily losses are trending upwards again.

#RussiansGoHome #SaveUkraine
Here's the daily update from the UK.

This points out how retreating brings further problems. #Russia now inviting #Ukraine's artillery to be able to hit more important targets.

#RussiaIsATerroristState #StandWithUkraine
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BREAKING: #BNNSaudiArabia Reports.

Through its ambassador Abdullah Bin Hamad AlsoBaiee, the government of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia told the government of Liberia that it would donate US$2 million for the refurbishment of the country's foreign ministry. Image
The announcement was made on Monday at a ceremony for the donation of 50 metric tons of dates to the people and government of Liberia that was conducted at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia (GOL). #SaudiArabia #Politics #Liberia #ExternalAffairs #economy
According to him, the Saudi Fund for Development is supporting renovations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a US$2 million donation as part of an overall effort in Liberia that also includes a US$500,000 food assistance grant.
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Majid Al-Hogail, the Saudi Minister of Municipal, Rural, and Housing, met Won Hee-ryong, the Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, during his tour of Asia, which began in Seoul. #Rural #National #SaudiArabia #Asia #SouthKorea Image
The ministers spoke about the need to activate the executive program, frameworks for expanding cooperation in the municipal, housing, and smart city sectors, and how to share experiences in a way that would benefit the two nations.
Al-Hogail praised the development of the nation's ties, their cooperation, and the benefits that came from the creation of strategic partnerships and alliances.
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During a general meeting of the Bureau of International Expositions in Paris on Tuesday, Saudi Arabian officials presented the nation's proposal to host the World Expo 2030 in Riyadh. #Paris #SaudiArabia #National #business #WorldExpo2023 Image
Along with the other contenders for hosting the World Expo 2030—South Korea (Busan), Italy (Rome), Ukraine (Odesa), and Russia—the Kingdom has submitted its application (Moscow).
According to Saudi Arabia's Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha, the country wants to organize an expo that may foster communication, teamwork, and collaborative action toward the objectives of sustainable development.
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Saudi Arabia has created a stir during the World Cup, from a victory over Lionel Messi and Argentina that will go down in history to current rumours that Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) may soon be on his way to play soccer in the country. Image
Following their 2-1 defeat to Mexico on Wednesday, the Green Falcons have nothing to be embarrassed by as they were eliminated from the. #FIFAWorldCup #sports #SaudiArabia #Mexico #Ghana #soccer #Argentina
At the first World Cup in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, the second-lowest-ranked team in the competition at No. 51, was competitive from the outset. They finished one spot ahead of 61st-ranked Ghana.
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Mexico awoke from their World Cup slumber to defeat Saudi Arabia 2-1, but it was too late for them to advance to the Round of 16, as Poland edged them out on goal differential for second place in Group C, behind group winners Argentina. Image
Mexico and Poland tied for fourth place with four points each, but Poland defeated Argentina 2-0 in a game that took place at the same time on Wednesday. #SaudiArabia #sports #Argentina #FIFAWorldCupQatar2022 #Poland #Mexico
As a result, Saudi Arabia in last place and Mexico were both eliminated.
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The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed a method for getting a "personal visit" visa, which allows tourists to enter the Kingdom to visit Saudi residents' friends or acquaintances. #SaudiArabia #Kingdom #ForeignAffairs #national Image
Individuals can also travel between the Kingdom's provinces and cities, undertake Umrah rituals, visit Makkah and Madinah, as well as other religious and historical sites, and attend cultural events with a visa.
According to the ministry, citizens can apply for a visa using simple and convenient electronic processes on the visa platform website.
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Saudi Arabia wants to host a Chinese-Arab meeting on December 9 during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the country, according to three Arab officials in the region aware of the planning. #SaudiArabia #ExternalAffairs #Politics #China Image
Xi is set to arrive in Riyadh on December 7, according to two diplomats and a fourth source with direct knowledge of the visit, on a trip that comes at a sensitive time for Saudi-US relations...
...which have been strained by a dispute over energy supplies and concerns about growing Chinese influence in the Middle East.
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The Saudi Ministry of Defense has signed an MOU with the Spanish company Navantia @NavantiaOficial to build multi-mission combat ships for the Saudi Navy, according to reports. #SaudiArabia #Defence #Politics Image
According to the report, the MoU aims to increase the readiness of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces to improve maritime security, protect the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's vital and strategic interests, and support the Ministry of Defense's strategic, operational, and tactical goals.
The agreement states that the Spanish company "would localise up to 100 percent of naval shipbuilding, combat system integration, and ship maintenance, in accordance with the Kingdom's objectives and Vision 2030."
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Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's energy minister announced on Wednesday that, Saudi oil giant Aramco discovered two new natural gas fields in the country’s eastern region. Image
The state news agency said the latest discoveries would make a significant contribution to the country's energy strategies. It will also strengthen the kingdom’s natural gas reserves. #SaudiArabia #Aramco #economy
The first discovery is the Awtad natural gas field, which is located southwest of the Ghawar field, which is 142 kilometres (88 miles) southwest of the city of Hofuf.
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Some Iranian protesters celebrated the US victory over #Iran in the #WorldCup. Read today’s update from @criticalthreats and @TheStudyofWar. criticalthreats.org/analysis/iran-… 1/6
At least nine protests took place in eight cities across seven provinces. 2/6
The #IRGC and its proxies in #Iraq threatened to incite conflict and unrest in #SaudiArabia—especially among the Shia population—likely in retaliation the alleged Saudi role in stoking protests in Iran. 3/6
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On behalf of King Salman bin Abdulaziz (@KingSalman), Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, will attend the second edition of the Global Conference for Giftedness and Creativity, in Jeddah, which is scheduled to be held from December 10 to 14
Themed “Journey Toward the New Future” the conference is organized by King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity. #politics #innovation #saudiarabia
"The conference aims to enhance the Kingdom’s global leadership by supporting youth," Mawhiba (@mawhiba) Secretary-General Amal Al-Hazzaa said in a statement, adding that the event will bring together...
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At the two-day Sustainable Partnerships Conference recently, the Deanship of Scientific Research and the Research and Consultation Center at Taif University (@TaifUniversity) signed a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Ozone Co.
Themed “Research and Innovation Towards A Prosperous Economy,” the Ministry of Education’s initiative aims to strengthen relations between Saudi universities and industrial and development sectors to foster the growth and sustainability of the country's economy.
The agreement aims to develop ozone technology and promote its use in the health and industrial sectors, and to devise modern and environmentally-friendly solutions to achieve Vision 2030 goals.
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