Thales has meeting with Mohammed bin Salman
According to our sources, Thales chief Patrice Caine was one [...]
The deputy crown prince of Saudi Arabia is the youngest defence minister in the world in a country where old age is the norm at the top. Surrounded by a younger guard, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud has launched a number of reforms since his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz came to power, articulated around the Vision 2030 programme. His influence on the regime’s apparatus is growing, which has caused a certain amount of jealousy on the part of his rivals, most notably the crown prince and interior minister Mohammed Bin Nayef.
Riyadh has been handing out contracts for the development of the vast Al Ula cultural project to Western consultants left, right and centre, while its cultural war with Doha rages on in the background. [...]
There have been a flurry of deals between Beijing and Riyadh of late as the two diversify their alliance. Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is receiving help on China from discreet businessman Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Shehri. [...]