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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Saudi Arabia, US strengthen cooperation in innovation, emerging technologies and space

Currently on a visit to the United States of America, the Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Eng. Abdullah Al-Swaha has met with the US Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger, in the presence of Ambassador to the US Princess Reema Bint Bandar Bin Sultan.
The meeting reviewed fostering partnership and developing cooperation between the two sides in several areas, including cybersecurity, emerging technologies, in addition to developing digital capabilities in cybersecurity.

Eng. Al-Swaha has also met with Ambassador Barbara Leaf, senior director of Middle East and North Africa Affairs at the US National Security Council to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation between the two friendly countries in entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, and development of sustainable and green technology.

The visit also included a meeting with Chirag Parikh, executive secretary of the National Space Council to explore opportunities to build partnerships in the space sector and enhance investments between the two countries in the space economy and technology, leading to the transition to an innovation-based economy.

The Saudi minister also met with the Presidential Coordinator at the US Department of State Amos J. Hochstein to discuss strengthening cooperation between the two countries in several areas.

On the occasion, Eng. Al-Swaha highlighted Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 contributions in making the Kingdom a key player at the international level by safeguarding the planet, through qualitative global efforts, such as the Saudi Green Initiative and Middle East Green Initiative.

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