The Chairman of the Gulf Research Center, Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, received His Excellency Mr. Javier Solana, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, former Secretary-General of NATO, former High Representative for the European Union, and former Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union, at the Center's headquarters in Riyadh on January 16, 2024. During the meeting, several topics related to the Gulf and the Middle East regions were discussed.
The Vice President of the Gulf Research Center (GRC), Dr. Ahmed Sager, and Senior Researcher, Dr. Nayef Al-Rasheed, received several students visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as part of the ‘Kingdom Gate’ program that the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies is working on and which targets visiting students from many universities.
The students, from prestigious figures from outside the Kingdom and some influential figures on social media, visited the GRC and discussed the culture of Saudi society, especially in the youth community.
Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center (GRC), received at the GRC’s office in Riyadh Mr. Cliff Kupchan, Chairman of ‘Eurasia Group’ @Eurasiagroup which specializes in analyzing political risks, and who was a former official in the US State Department.
The meeting was attended by the Senior Advisor at the Gulf Research Center, Professor Dr. Saleh Al-Khathlan. Both sides exchanged views on topics of common interest related to the current situation in the region.
The Gulf Research Center (GRC) received a delegation from the Academy of Diplomacy from the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the GRC's office in Riyadh. The delegation was led by Mr. Nguyen Hung Son, Vice President of the Diplomatic Academy of Viet nam, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet nam @MOFAVietNam . The discussion focused on KSA's foreign policies and active role in regional mediation and other regional developments.
Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center (GRC), received Mr. Manuel Hernandez Gamallo, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia @SPAINinKSA , at the GRC’s office in Riyadh. The meeting was attended by GRC’s senior researcher, Dr. Rafael Hernandez de Santiago, where views were exchanged on a number of topics of common interest related to the current situation in the region.
Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman of the Gulf Research Center (GRC) hosted the ‘GCC-ASEAN’ roundtable meeting in the GRC’s office in Riyadh on August 16, 2023. The meeting was attended by the Ambassadors of the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Republic of Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The meeting was also attended by H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Aluwaisheg, Assistant Secretary General, Political Affairs and Negotiations, Gulf Cooperation Council, and H.E the Advisor at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Agency for International Multilateral Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al Tayer.
The roundtable meeting focused on the current relations and development in cooperation between the GCC and ASEAN in coordination with the upcoming GCC-ASEAN Summit in Riyadh at the end of October.