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Saudi Arabia Ambassador: UN Aramco attacks report ‘leaves no doubt’ over Iran’s hostile intentions

Jul 3, 2020   //   by admin   //   English, SA News  //  No Comments

  Saudi Arabia welcomed a UN report confirming Iranian involvement in attacks on    Saudi Aramco oil processing facilities in September 2019

  Saudi Arabia Ambassador to Australia Mesaad Ibrahim Alsulaim said in a press         release Statement Friday  “the findings of UN Secretary General Antonio   Guterres’ report “leaves no doubt for the international community about Iran’s     hostile intentions towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in particular, and not only   targeting Saudi Arabia, but also the international economic system.

“Iran continues to pose a major threat to the future of the region and its identity by using sectarian militias and provoking devastating civil wars. The Houthi militia has carried out 1,659 attacks on civilians in the Kingdom and launched 318 ballistic missiles all provided by Iran against the cities and villages of the Kingdom”.

  “We urge the international community to impose sanctions on Iran’s missile         program as well as its nuclear program. The nuclear agreement is weak and yet     Iran continues to violate it, and the world must stand firmly against Iran’s terrorist policies. Iran must be held accountable for their aggressive behavior and for trying to destabilize the region , the Ambassador add in press statement .


Saudi Ambassador Inaugurates Saudi Cultural Activities in Canberra.

Feb 26, 2020   //   by admin   //   English, SA News  //  No Comments

 On  Saturday 22 February 2020, The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi     Arabia to Australia His Excellency Mr Mesaad Ibrahim AL Sulaim and ACT   Minister for Multicultural Affairs Chris Steel, MLA, inaugurated a series of     Saudi cultural activities, held at the annual National Multicultural Festival        (NMCF) in the Capital Canberra .

Ambassador AL Sulaim and Minister Steele toured the Kingdom Pavilion at the festival. The Ambassador stressed the importance of participating in international cultural events to introduce the ancient culture of Saudi Arabia, which reflects the extent of development that has reached it throughout history.                                                                                                                            He expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Australian Minister OF Multicultural Affairs , Australian officials, Arab and foreign ambassadors, and community members who visited the Saudi pavilion and expressed friendly expressions of friendship with the Kingdom of Saudi arabia and its people, also express thanks to members of the Saudi culture Mission and Saudi students who participating in the events.

The Saudi Stalls was visited by huge number of interested Australians in addition to politicians and dignitaries from the International and Arab diplomatic corps.

This year, the Embassy focused on the Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 in Riyadh this year and offers on tourism in the Kingdom through the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, which attracted the attention of the festival’s audience.

The Stall showcased the rich and vibrant Saudi culture and heritage and introduced the traditional Saudi Hospitality , by offering the Stalls visitors Arabic coffee, dates and Saudi pastries.

Also Saudi folkloric Group performance shows on the Festival Stage and took part in a parade that officially launched the Festival.


Saudi Arabia stands with Australia in fighting bushfires

Jan 9, 2020   //   by admin   //   English, SA News  //  No Comments

SA NEWS – Thu 09-01-2020

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has affirmed that Saudi Arabia stands with Australia in difficult conditions in the face of current forest fires.

During a telephone call today to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman expressed the readiness of his country to provide assistance to Australia to help overcomes this disaster, the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported.

The King expressed his condolences to the Prime Minister and families of the deceased, wishing the injured a speedy recovery. He also said that the Kingdom and its people share with the Australian people feelings of pain as a result of this disaster.


The Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Australia celebrates the launch of the tourist visa

Sep 30, 2019   //   by admin   //   English, SA News  //  No Comments

Canberra 29-9-2019 – Under the title “Welcome to the World” the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Australia held a reception party in Canberra today to celebrate the launching of the new Saudi Arabia Tourist E-visa scheme for 49 countries, including Australia.

The event was attended by a number of Australian Government officials and dignitaries, as well as a number of journalists, tourism representatives and businessmen in Australia.

Addressing the gathering, the Saudi ambassador to Australia Musaed bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaim said in his speech that the Kingdom is opening its doors to the world. “We welcome people and businessmen in this sector, where major investment opportunities are available to invest in tourism in order to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.”



Saudi Arabia has a bold vision for 2030

Sep 30, 2019   //   by admin   //   English, SA News  //  No Comments

Saudi Arabia celebrated its National Day on Monday, September 23 and the Saudi Ambassador to Australia Mesaad bin Ibrahim Al-Suleim used the opportunity to emphasise the importance of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, a goal to create a vibrant society in which all citizens can fulfill their dreams, hopes and ambitions to succeed in a thriving economy.
The Ambassador described it as one of the most important decisions, launched to make optimal use of the huge capabilities and resources that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enjoys, and noted that the Vision will become a pioneering and successful global model on all fronts.

Ambassador Al-Suleim also stressed the significance of Australia’s contribution towards the Vision, in being an active partner since its announcement. The Kingdom aspired for larger participation from Australian companies in the Saudi markets to take part in investment opportunities.

With respect to Australia’s participation in the huge projects of Vision 2030, Ambassador Al-Suleim mentioned the strong partnership between Australia and the Kingdom in the aviation sector, and referred to the cooperation between the Australian College of Aviation and the International Aviation Technical College in Riyadh to provide training programs for Saudi citizens in the field of aircraft maintenance, towards preparing them to enter the workforce with the biggest international and domestic airlines.

Foreign investments in the Kingdom

Ambassador Al-Suleim emphasised the great significance of the Saudi economy in the world. He said that the Saudi economy is one of the largest economies in the region, since the open markets of the Kingdom create a large competitive advantage. The various investment opportunities and its efforts to diversify its economy, generate optimism when it comes to foreign direct investment (FDI). The rate of FDI that flowed to Saudi Arabia in 2018 alone increased by about 127 per cent from the previous year. Furthermore, due to the stable economic factors in the Kingdom, its consumer confidence exceeded the regional rate.
On the other hand, the clear growth in private credit and debt as well as the increased public spending in infrastructure and other projects, have created tremendous opportunities across the Middle East. These factors combined resulted in tangible developmental achievements.

Economic relations with Australia

Ambassador Al-Suleim stated his satisfaction with the economic relations between the Kingdom and Australia. He said the Kingdom, given its strategic location as a commercial crossing point between East and West, is an entry point for global economy and a gateway for regional markets.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Australia are important partners in many international organisations strengthening their ties, including the G-20, which will be hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2020.
The Kingdom’s exports to Australia, most notably basic metals industries and plastic, amounted to more than $604 million AUD. Meanwhile, Australia’s exports to the Kingdom amounted to $745 million Australian dollars, most notably food products.
In addition, the bilateral investments between the two countries has developed quite significantly.


Saudi embassy in Canberra celebrates 88th National Day

Feb 3, 2019   //   by admin   //   English, SA News  //  No Comments

Canberra, Muharram 14, 1440, September 24, 2018, SPA — The ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Australia Musaed bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaim held a reception party in Canberra today to celebrate the 88th national day of the Kingdom.
The event was attended by Lindel Sax, Head of Protocol at the Australian foreign ministry, and a number of government officials and dignitaries as well as the Saudi community Australia, including students on scholarships in Australia.
Addressing the gathering, the ambassador extended congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, HRH the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi government and people on the 88th national day.
He said the Kingdom, after having laid the foundations of its political, economic, social, cultural pillars over the last seven decades, is now proceeding to achieve its vision 2030, which envisages building a prosperous economy, vigorous society and ambitious nation.
19:36 LOCAL TIME 16:36 GMT


Saudi Ambassador To Australia Presents His Credentials

Feb 3, 2019   //   by admin   //   English, SA News  //  No Comments

Canberra, August 30, 2018, SPA —

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Australia His Excellency Mr Mesaad Ibrahim AL Sulaim presented his credentials to the Governor-General of Australia, Peter Cosgrove, at a special ceremony held yesterday at the Governor General’s Palace in the Capital Canberra.

The Ambassador conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense, and their wishes to the Governor-General for good health and his people steady progress and prosperity, expressing his happiness at the status of relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Australia and his aspirations to develop them to the highest levels in all fields.


SAUDI STUDENT HERO RISKS HIS LIFE TO SAVE A STRANGER’S: This came in line with my Saudi values and principles .

Jan 22, 2018   //   by admin   //   English, SA News, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

Saudi’s student selflessly jumps into Melbourne’s Yarra River on 9pm Sunday 21st January to save a stranger’s man aged in his 50s has been hailed a hero.
Without a thought for his own safety, Saudi student’s Ahmed Almohaimeed jumped into the water to try and assist the man.
“I didn’t think so much about myself. I jumped over and I tried to push him up,” Mr Almohaimeed said, “this came in line with the Saudi values and principles and I will do it again he said.
Despite his best efforts, the stranger man aged in his 50s was too heavy and emergency services pulled both men to safety.
Mr Almohaimeed was taken to the Alfred Hospital barely conscious while the other man, aged in his 50s, was rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
The older man remains in a critical condition after suffering a suspected heart attack.
The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia Chargé d’Affaires Mr Meshal Hamdan Alrogi praised the student hero for his action, saying he “bravely stood up and ventured his life, to save the old man he does not know” , “He is a true hero and we all proud of him .”
Mr Almohaimeed has since been praised by friends, along with delegates from the Saudi Arabian embassy who paid a special visit from Canberra.


Saudi Arabia : Missile attack on Riyadh ‘an act of war’ by Iran

Nov 7, 2017   //   by admin   //   English, SA News  //  No Comments

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was subject to an aggressive attack by Iran backed militias in Yemen, on Saturday 4 November 2017 at 20.07 hrs., where a ballistic missile was launched from the Yemeni land towards Riyadh.  The Saudi Air Defence Forces intercepted and brought down the missile, which resulted in the projection of fragments in a residential area, with no financial losses or human casualties. The Embassy notes the following:

1.        This launched missile was similar to the missile launched on Yanbu City on 22 July 2017. It was 100% manufactured in Iran. It was sent in parts to the Iran backed militias in Yemen, and was reassembled in Yemen. The fact that the missile crossed a long distance from Yemeni land reaching the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, demonstrates that this was a developed missile. It is beyond the capabilities of Iran backed militias in Yemen to manufacture or develop such a missile. This proves the participation of experts from Iran and Hezbollah, in the assembly and launch of the missile from Yemen. This is turn confirms the Iranian intervention in Yemen. It also confirms Iran’s support of rebels against the legitimacy in Yemen, as well as its targeting of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is a breach of UN Security Council Resolution 2216.

2.        The absurd and random launch of developed long range missiles from the Yemeni land, targeting civilian and residential areas, is contradictory to international human laws. It is a threat to the Kingdom, as well as to regional and international security. It undermines international efforts to restore legitimacy and security in Yemen, hindering all international and regional peacemaking efforts

3.        Such launch of missiles is considered an aggressive action by Iran. The Kingdom will not stand idly by. The Kingdom preserves its right to defend itself against Iran, in the manner and timing it deems appropriate.

4.        The Kingdom will put in place measures to ensure that the smuggling of ballistic missiles to Yemen does not recur, implementing UN Resolution 2216.

5.        In this context of ballistic missiles’ launch by Iran backed militias in Yemen, such as the launch of a ballistic missile several months ago towards the compass of all Muslims Makkah Al-Mukarramah, the Kingdom stresses that not responding to such attacks with a strong condemnation by all States of the international community will brazen the Iran backed militias in Yemen and the recurrence of such aggression. This in turn will threaten the security and stability of the region, as well as undermine the efforts aiming to restore peace in Yemen and stability in the region.  

The Embassy also notes that not standing up to those flagrant attacks with a strong condemnation by all States of the international community will encourage Iran backed militias in Yemen to continue such aggression, which threatens the security and stability of the region.


Saudi Arabia welcomes Palestinian reconciliation move

Oct 5, 2017   //   by admin   //   English, SA News, Uncategorized  //  No Comments

An official source at the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the developments of current reconciliation efforts, expressing hope that Palestinian Consensus Government succeeds in achieving national unity and ending the Palestinian internal division with all its painful impacts.
The source stressed that this step is significant turning point in the history of the Palestinian cause. It will – God willing – enable Palestinians to achieve a unified Palestinian front in a manner that fulfills the aspirations of the Palestinian people. It will enable them to move forward with the political process in order to regain their legitimate rights.



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