Saturday, June 23, 2012

what's up Spain?

Looks like Spains economy, struggeling so hard with its finances, got some fresh blood due to cooperating heavily with Saudi Arabia. Here some clues:

June 18: "King Juan Carlos today presented his condolences to Saudi King Abdullah on Saturday by the death of his brother, Crown Prince and Minister of Interior Nayef bin Abdulaziz al Saud, on a whirlwind trip to Saudi Arabia accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo. Don Juan Carlos has canceled their attendance at the event to mark the bicentenary of the Supreme Court to move to Taif, to the summer residence of Abdullah, to pass along his condolences noon in person to the Saudi monarch, who joins him a close friendship.
From Taif, the King will travel to Jeddah, where extended his condolences to the one who, surely, will be the new crown prince, the current defense minister and brother of the king, Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
Prince Salman visited Spain earlier this month to meet with King Juan Carlos and the defense minister, Peter Morenés in the negotiations for the purchase of 250 Leopard tanks, a contract under which General Dynamics bid- Santa Barbara..." Link

June 09: "Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Defense, paid a visit to King Juan Carlos of Spain at La Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Friday. Prince Salman also attended a party hosted in his honor by Prince Mansour Bin Khalid, Saudi Ambassador to Spain..." LINK

Jan 14: "RIYADH — Saudi Arabia has inked an $8.22 billion (6.48 bn euros) deal with a Spanish consortium to build a high-speed railway on the Muslim pilgrim route between Mecca and MedinaSpanish companies beat out French rivals in October for the contract to build the oil-rich kingdom's Haramain High Speed Rail Project (HHR). The project aims to provide transportation for Muslim pilgrims between the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina through the Red Sea-port city of Jeddah, a distance of 450 kilometres (280 miles)." Link

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have often surmised that JS has a greater affinity to Islam than Christianity or Judaism. Spain is the site of the AOC etc.