Saturday, May 21

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Ministerial Conference for Global Food Security Declares Roadmap to Food Security

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Riyadh-- The Ministerial Conference for Global Food Security affirmed its commitment to act with urgency, at scale, and in concert to respond to the urgent food security and nutrition needs of millions of people in vulnerable situations the world.The statement is issued by the US Department of State, as the United States of America’s Chair of a Global Food Security Ministerial Meeting held at United Nations Headquarters, and endorsed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Albania, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mauritania, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Romania, Senegal, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom...

Interior Ministry Extends Grace Period for Licensing of Weapons and Ammunition, Suspends Accountability Measures Against Violators for a Year

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Riyadh-- The Ministry of Interior has extended the grace period for allowing citizens to license illegal weapons and ammunition and suspends the legal accountability measures and penalties stipulated in the arms and ammunition system, which impose financial fines, imprisonment, and denial of licensing for violators, for one year starting from 17/10/ 1443 AH.The Ministry called on all citizens to take the initiative to disclose their unlicensed weapons and ammunition, per the Weapons and Ammunition System issued by Royal Decree No. (M/45) dated 07/25/1426 AH and its executive regulations and instructions issued in this regard, as well as weapons that have been transferred to them by inheritance or will, and to hand them over voluntarily or legalize their status by reporting to the nearest p...

Minister of Industry Inaugurates Workshop to Shed Light on Services, Incentives Offered by Industrial System, Partners

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Riyadh-- Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Al-Khorayef has inaugurated a workshop to shed light on services and incentives offered by the industrial and mineral resources system and its partners, in the presence of Deputy Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Osamah Al-Zamel and several Korean and local investors.The workshop discussed several steps, enablers and promising opportunities that are provided by the industrial sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the roles of institutions of the industrial system and government institutions participating in serving investors, in addition to explaining several advantages and incentives that various institutions of the system offer to empower industrial investors and enrich their experiences.The workshop also review...

Saudi Tourism Authority Signs Over 90 Agreements and MoU in Dubai ATM 2022

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Dubai-- The pavilion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has concluded its remarkable participation in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which was held in Dubai, UAE for 4 days of May, during which the Saudi Tourism Authority was distinguished by a record number of partners of the Saudi tourism system, amounting to 29 partners who succeeded in highlighting the treasures of Saudi tourism, and its diversity, depth and tremendous opportunities, in addition to the success in re-communicating and confirming the commitment with the tourism industry and major international companies, by holding more than 4,000 meetings and concluding more than 90 partnership agreements and memoranda of understanding, paving the way for a renewed stage of cooperation and integration to contribute to the stability, growt...

ARADO Kicks off General Assembly Meetings in Cairo

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Cairo-- The General Assembly’s meetings of the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) kicked off today its 57th ordinary session in Cairo, chaired by the Palestinian National Authority General Personnel Council Minister Mousa Abu Zaid.The Kingdom’s delegation to the meeting was headed by Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Eng. Ahmed bin Sulaiman Al-Rajhi, in the presence of Director of the Institute of Public Administration Dr. Bandar Al-Sajjan.The meeting will discuss several topics, including the election of a new Executive Board for the next two years (May 2022 - May 2024), and will review the Financial and Administrative Control Authority's report on the organization's performance during the past four years.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Upon Directives of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques, KSrelief Hands over Humanitarian Assistance to the Philippines

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Manila-- Upon directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) handed over today humanitarian assistance to the Philippines worth USD 3.2 million, including in-kind assistance of medical and preventive equipment and devices with a value of USD 1.7 million to address the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and delivering a financial support to the Philippine Ministry of Health worth USD 1.5 million to alleviate the impacts of the Typhoon Rai that recently hit the country, and to help health relief and emergency works in Marawi City.In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Director of the Department of Health and Environment Assistance at KSrelief Dr. Abdullah Al-Muallem handed over the ...