Thursday, September 16

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France, UAE Discuss Enhancing Relations and Latest Regional Developments

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Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, currently on a visit to France, have discussed the strategic partnership between the two countries, in addition to the promising opportunities for developing them in various aspects for the common interests.During their meeting today in Paris, the two sides reviewed the cooperation between the two countries in the investment, economic, cultural and other vital fields that support making progress and sustainable development in the two countries.They also discussed a number of issues of common interest.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Bahrain Condemns Terrorist Houthi Militia’s Launch of Bomb-Laden Drone towards Abha International Airport, Saudi Arabia

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Manama, The Kingdom of Bahrain has strongly condemned the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia's launch of a bomb-laden drone towards Abha International Airport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a systematic blatant attack and a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law.The Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed the Kingdom of Bahrain's stand with Saudi Arabia against all those who attempt to threaten the security and safety of its territories, praising the efficiency and vigilance of the air defense forces in intercepting and destroying such drone successfully, calling on the international community to condemn these heinous terrorist attacks and take strict measures to protect civilians.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Arab Parliament Speaker Appreciates Saudi Arabia’s Pioneering Role in Promoting Interreligious Dialogue

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Cairo, Speaker of Arab Parliament Adel bin Abdulrahman Al-Asoumi, has praised the pioneering role being played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince, in promoting interreligious dialogue and peaceful coexistence, citing the efforts King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) is exerting.This came in Al-Asoumi's speech before a high-level panel discussion held in Italy, organized by the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace (GCTP), on the role of parliamentarians in promoting interreligious dialogue.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Accreditation of 76 Intellectual Property Respect Officer for Government Entities

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Riyadh, Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) announced the completion of the initiative of the Intellectual Property Respect Officer for Government Entities in its first batch, where 76 officials were accredited as IP Respect Officers after passing the qualification program, which included a number of workshops and training courses in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).This initiative aims to enhance respect for intellectual property in all government entities, by empowering, training and qualifying an officer from each entity, in addition to activating a continuous partnership between SAIP and the public sector. Through this initiative, compliance with regulations and laws is raised, and intellectual property policies are prepared. In addition...

CEO of Saudi Food and Drug Authority Meets with Omani Ambassador

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Riyadh, CEO of Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Dr. Hisham bin Saad Al-Jadhai, met today at his office with the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Faisal bin Turki Al Saeed.During the meeting, the two sides discussed issues of common interest, including the means set by the authority to facilitate the entry of Omani foodstuffs into Saudi Arabia.They also reviewed the efforts and activities held in the past between the two sides, in addition to agreement to intensify communication between them in promoting trade exchange between Saudi Arabia and Sultanate of Oman.Source: Saudi Press Agency

SAMA Issues 2nd Quarterly Report of 2021 for Insurance Sector

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Riyadh, SAMA announces the release of the second quarterly report of the year 2021 for the insurance sector. The report compares the performance of the insurance sector during Q2 of the year 2021 with the corresponding quarter in the preceding year. It also compares the performance during the first half of 2021 with the same period in the preceding year.This report is published as part of the Central Bank's commitment to provide accurate and up-to-date information on the performance of the insurance sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Overall, the sector showed positive developments during Q2 of the year 2021. The gross written premiums grew by 8.1% to reach 9.4 billion SAR in the second quarter of 2021 compared to 8.7 billion SAR in the corresponding period last year, with the majority ...