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Saudi News Update: Week 18

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This week, GREAT FUTURES conference hosted over 1,500 participants in KAFD Riyadh. This aims to strengthen the economic ties between the two nations and promote trade and alliances.

In other news, Oleksander Usky beats Tyson Fury in the Ring of Fire, which was hosted at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh. This historical fight led to Usyk becoming the first undisputed world champion boxer in 25 years. 


Economy, Budgets and Finance

Arab News:  Saudi Arabia’s localization plan is reshaping consultancy sector - and more beyond. Read here

Saudi Gazette: GREAT FUTURES: Saudi Arabia and UK strengthen economic ties. Read here

Arab News: Saudi Arabia, UK to strengthen cooperation in tourism sector. Read here

Government and Royal Family

Al Arabiya:  Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to undergo tests due to ‘high temperature and joint pain’. Read here

Saudi Gazette:  Saudi crown prince meets White House national security adviser Sullivan. Read here

Saudi Gazette: Saudi Arabia, US forge new pathways in energy cooperation with roadmapRead here

Defence and Security

Reuters: Saudi crown prince, US national security adviser meet on bilateral deal. Read here

Saudi Gazette: Saudi Armed Forces participate in 'Eager Lion 2024' exercise in Jordan. Read here


Saudi Gazette : British Airways resumes flights to Jeddah after five-year break. Read here

Arab News: UK Deputy PM Dowden sets £30bn Saudi-UK 2030 bilateral trade goal. Read here

Arab News: Riyadh to host Global AI Summit in September. Read here


Al Jazeera : Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: Usyk wins by split decision – as it happened.  Read here

Arab News: Saudi Film Commission takes charge of cinema sectorRead here

Hollywood Reporter: Saudi Arabia’s Film AlUla Is “Moving Full Steam Ahead”Read here


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