Saudi Arabia and the United States strengthen cooperation in technology and space as part of Vision 2030
Saudi and U.S. officials met on Friday to discuss developing cooperation in the areas of cybersecurity and emerging technologies, a Saudi embassy statement to the media said.
The meeting was held between Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Alswaha, and US Deputy National Security Advisor for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies, Anne Neuberger, in the presence of Princess Reema Bandar al-Saud, Saudi Ambassador to the United States.
Sustainability was also a main focus during Alswaha’s meetings with Ambassador Barbara Leaf, senior director for Middle East and North Africa affairs at the United States National Security Council, according to the statement.
Alswaha reportedly highlighted Saudi Arabia’s contributions to Vision 2030 to make the Kingdom a “key player internationally” by protecting the planet through programs such as the Saudi Green Initiative and the Middle East Green Initiative.
Saudi officials also met with Chirag Parikh, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council, to “explore opportunities to build partnerships in the space sector and enhance investment between the two countries in space economy and technology. , leading to the transition to an innovation-based economy,” the statement added.
In March 2022, the Saudi Space Commission (SSC) and the British Space Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space aimed at providing a framework for cooperation in space activities .
The MoU, according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), called for examining areas of common interest in the peaceful uses of outer space and facilitating the exchange of information, technology and information. individuals working in related fields on both sides to enhance cooperation in space and its technologies.
Earlier in the same month, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched a new strategy for the Kingdom’s National Development Fund (NDF), transforming it into an integrated national financial institution.
Under the new strategy, the National Development Fund will aim to contribute to real GDP growth in the Kingdom by injecting more than 570 billion riyals ($152 billion) by 2030 and will aim to triple non-oil GDP to reach 605 billion riyals ($161 billion) by 2030.
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