Saudi Labor Ministry launches plan for bank accounts for domestic workers

Updated 24 April 2017
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Saudi Labor Ministry launches plan for bank accounts for domestic workers

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Labor and Social Development on Sunday announced the launch of a plan to open bank accounts for domestic workers to guarantee they get their entitlements in terms of wages and their protection.
The plan aims to protect the rights of the parties in the contractual relationship between domestic workers and their employers, improve the domestic working environment, increase job security and enhance the principles of rights in the Kingdom, said ministry spokesman Khaled Abu Al-Khail.
The plan will force employers to electronically document labor contracts via the Musaned website (www.musaned.gov.sa), identify monthly wages for each worker and open bank accounts for domestic workers, he added.
He urged the ministry’s clients to report any violations or problems regarding domestic workers through official channels, such as the communications center for client services at the number 19911.


Abdul-Mahdi: Relations between Iraq and GCC ‘must progress’

Updated 18 April 2019
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Abdul-Mahdi: Relations between Iraq and GCC ‘must progress’

  • Abdul-Mahdi and Al-Zayani discussed the development of relations between Iraq and GCC countries and issues of mutual interest
  • Abdul-Mahdi also attended the Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum, which included representatives from large Saudi companies

RIYADH: Relations between Iraq and the Gulf Cooperation Council are important and “must progress, ” Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said on Thursday.
On the second day of his visit to Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Mahdi met with the secretary general of the GCC, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani in Riyadh.
Abdul-Mahdi and Al-Zayani discussed the development of relations between Iraq and GCC countries and issues of mutual interest.
“Cooperation and economic relations must progress for the better,” Abdul-Mahdi said.

Saudi Arabia and Iraq have agreed to cooperate in security and intelligence matters, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali Al-Hakim told Al Arabiya television. 
Meanwhile, Abdul-Mahdi also attended the Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum, which included representatives from large Saudi companies.
He also inaugurated an exhibition on Wednesday called “Cities Destroyed by Terrorism” that is showing at the National Museum in Riyadh. The exhibition was organised by the Minister of Culture and the Arab World Institute in Paris.
The Iraqi prime minister arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday for a two-day visit to the Kingdom. He held talks with King Salman on relations between the two countries, and later met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


His visit to the Kingdom “symbolizes the Iraqi government's vision in aiming to bolster ties with the Kingdom in all fields,” the Iraqi prime minister said on Facebook.
The two countries signed 13 agreements and memorandums of understanding between their various ministries. The deals covered many areas including energy, education, culture and political consultation.