Nazaha steps up efforts to raise efficiency in state institutions

Updated 29 July 2017
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Nazaha steps up efforts to raise efficiency in state institutions

RIYADH: The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha), has ramped up efforts to raise efficiency in state institutions to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 plan, according to Bandar Aba Al-Khail, vice-president of Nazaha.
Aba Al-Khail made the comment at the conclusion of a three-day workshop titled “Role of Criminal Investigation Officers in Public Service Crimes,” held in Riyadh.
The workshop was organized by the National Authority for Combating Corruption, with the participation of the Public Prosecution, the Monitoring and Investigation Commission and other related authorities.
Aba Al-Khail pointed out that the continuous development of the Kingdom at all levels requires compliance with the regulations so that they become more effective. “We must periodically review them, including the regulation of public office and its occupants to ensure follow-up, facilitation and speeding up the control of related crimes,” he said.
He added that the state knows the importance of criminal investigation officers in the crimes involving public service, and the efforts they exert in the tasks assigned to them.
Aba Al-Khail stressed that the workshop was held “in implementation of the results of a panel discussion held in 2016 on the crimes involving public office.”


Saudi Crown Prince: Future opportunities between Saudi Arabia and China are very big

Updated 6 min 52 sec ago
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Saudi Crown Prince: Future opportunities between Saudi Arabia and China are very big

RIYADH: Future opportunities between Saudi Arabia and China are very big, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Friday during his visit to China.

Citing a 33 percent increase in bilateral trade last year, the crown prince added that high-level contacts were paying off in areas from commerce to security and defense.
"Saudi Arabia's relations with China can be traced back a very long time in the past," Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told President Xi Jinping at their meeting in the Great Hall of the People in the heart of the Chinese capital.

Meanwhile, the Chinese president stressed his country's keenness on joint efforts with Saudi Arabia to support strategic relations between the two countries. He added that there has been coordination with Saudi Arabia on international and regional issues in recent years. 

The crown prince earlier Friday presided at a China-Saudi cooperation forum that concluded with agreements on cooperation in fields ranging from petroleum and the chemical industry to investment, renewable energy and counter-terrorism. Saudi Arabia is one of China's top crude oil suppliers and an important market for its exports.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also pledged Saudi Arabia's backing for China's gargantuan "belt and road" infrastructure project, saying he was willing to link it with the kingdom's Vision 2030 plans— a blueprint put forth by the crown prince to wean the kingdom off its reliance on oil, particularly as sustainable sources of energy become cheaper and more popular.
The Crown Prince's visit follows trips to India and Pakistan, which send millions of laborers to Saudi Arabia and are seeking closer economic ties.