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Global vaccine alliance CEO lauds Saudi efforts in dealing with coronavirus

RIYADH — Seth Berkeley CEO of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), lauded Saudi Arabia’s efforts in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic at the local, regional and international levels. He made the remarks during a virtual meeting with Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid …

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Saudi Arabia’s candidate for WTO chief draws on Vision 2030 expertise

JEDDAH: Mohammad Maziad Al Tuwaijri, the former minister of economy and planning and Saudi air force pilot, believes that there are lessons to be learnt from Saudi Vision 2030. The framework, which he helped produce in 2016, intends to reduce the Kingdom’s economic dependence on oil and develop public service sectors …

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Princess Reema bint Bandar appointed member of International Olympic Committee (IOC)

JEDDAH: Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud has been elected as member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during its session on Friday. “Honored to be elected as a member of IOC. Thank you to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, HRH Crown Prince, and Prince Abdul …

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Saudi Aramco subsidiary SABIC Rs8 million to Pakistan to fight Covid-19

Islamabad: Saudi Aramco subsidiary SABIC Pakistan on Tuesday donated over Rs8 million for the coronavirus fight of two hospitals in Karachi. Saudi Consul General Bandar Fahad Al-Dayel and SABIC general manager Saleh Ali Al-Zahrani presented Rs4.2 million ($25,000) cheques to Dr. Abdul Bari, CEO of the Indus Hospital, and Dr. …

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UAE says residents, citizens cannot travel abroad for tourism yet

DUBAI: United Arab Emirates authorities on Wednesday said residents and citizens were not yet allowed to travel abroad for tourism and leisure purposes and all travel abroad needed a permit, as part of restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the new coronavirus. A spokesman for the National Emergency Crisis …

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