Deputy Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques chairs civil aviation commission meeting, receives chief of staff, armed forces commanders

Deputy Custodian assures all on king’s health

Second Deputy Premier receives former Canadian prime minister

Joint Saudi-Turkish committee meetings concluded

Deputy Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired the 9th meeting of the General Commission for Civil Aviation.

Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammed, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Civil Aviation Affairs; Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of the General Commission for Tourism and Antiquities; Dr. Musaed Al-Aiban, Minister of State and Member of the Cabinet; Abdullah bin Mohammed Noor Raheemi, President of the General Commission for Civil Aviation, took part in the meeting.

During the audience, a number of issues were discussed, including the set up of the new Public Services Complex project at King Abdulaziz International airport and a study on Safety and Quality Control structure.

Crown Prince Sultan also received at his office at the Ministry of Defense and Aviation the Chief of General Staff Gen. Saleh bin Ali Al-Mohayya, Deputy Chief of General Staff Lieut. Gen. Hussein bin Abdullah Al-Qubail, Commanders of Branches of Armed Forces and senior officers.

During the audience, the Deputy Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques decorated Lieut. Gen. Abdulrahman bin Saleh Al-Bunyan, the Director General of the Office of the Crown Prince, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General, with the rank of Lieutenant General.

The Deputy Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques reassured the audience on the health of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, highlighting the support given by the King to all military sectors.

The audience was attended by Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs; Prince Dr. Misha'al bin Abdullah bin Musaed, Advisor to the Crown Prince; and a number of officials.

Meanwhile, Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, received former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they exchanged cordial talks and discussed a number of issues of common interest as well as relations between the two countries.

The meeting was attended by senior protocol officials.

On the other hand, the Joint Saudi-Turkish Committee concluded its meetings under the chairmanship of Minister of Transport Dr. Jubarah Eid Al-Suraysiri and Turkish Minister of Finance Mehmet Simsek.

Addressing the closing meeting, the Minister of Transport said that the Committee has made numerous achievements since its previous session in Turkey in 2008, including the implementation of the Agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Agreement on Promotion of Investment, in addition to the signing of an agreement for cooperation in the field of maritime transport, a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the field of higher education, and five contracts in the field of higher education.

Dr. Al-Suraysiri disclosed that the volume of trade exchange between the two countries exceeded SR 12 billion in 2009 in comparison to SR 5.8 billion in 2003.

He called on business sectors to take advantage of many opportunities for the investment in the two countries.

On his part, the Turkish Minister of Finance said that his country has attracted about $ 75 billion of foreign investments, calling on Saudi business sectors to take advantage of investment opportunities available in his country, especially in the fields of tourism and industry.