​On 7 April 2014, a group of 8 young Saudi Arabian Government Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Saudi Royal Court paid a field visit to the headquarters of the International Seabed Authority. The visit was part of a training programme in public international law offered by the Ministry and organized by the London-based public international law firm Volterra Fietta. Staff members of the secretariat gave lectures and presentations on the work of the Authority and the resources of the Area. This is the second visit of this type by the delegation from Saudi Arabia to the Authority; the first took place in 2012.