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Saudi News Update: Week 8

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Last Thursday 22nd February, Saudi Celebrated Saudi Founding Day.

In other news, a new gas field has been located in the Jafurah field with an estimated 15 trillion standard cubic feet of gas. Moreover, with tourism on the rise within the Kingdom Saudi are planning to establish marketing offices for tourist destinations, the regulation laid out 24 commitments to highlight Saudi tourist destinations locally and globally.

Economy, Budgets and Finance

Al Arabiya:  Saudi Founding Day: Everything you need to know about the new holiday. Read here

Arab News: Saudi Arabia unveils major gas discovery in Jafurah Field: Ministry of Energy. Read here

Government and Royal Family

Saudi Gazette:  Saudi Arabia and China sign MoU to boost air transport. Read here

Arab News:  Momentum growing in Saudi Arabia-Japan relations. Read here

Arab News:  Saudi king, crown prince congratulate Kuwait’s emir on National Day. Read here

Defence and Security

Arab News: Saudi land forces, Pakistan Army conduct joint military training exercise. Read here

Al Arabiya: Saudi Arabia’s World Défense Show ends with 61 orders worth $6.9 bln. Read here


Saudi Gazette: Saudi Arabia to establish marketing offices for tourist destinations. Read here

Arab News: Pakistan aiming to increase trade with Saudi Arabia to $20bn: minister. Read here

Arab News: Saudi civil aviation delegation visits Chinese aircraft manufacturing company, economic zone. Read here

Economy Middle East: LEAP 2024: Saudi Arabia to host 3rd edition of tech event in March Read here

Asharq Al-Awsat: Saudi Arabia to Host Largest Construction Expo in February Read here


Arab News: Saudi tourism sees 50% surge in Indian visitors as promotion intensifies.  Read here

Saudi Gazette: Crown Prince graces Saudi Cup horse race ceremony in Riyadh  .  Read here


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