Saudi female officers to attend to women involved in road accidents

A Saudi woman fixes a mirror as she checks a car at a showroom in Riyadh. (Reuters)
Updated 21 October 2017
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Saudi female officers to attend to women involved in road accidents

RIYADH: Arrangements are being made by the General Traffic Department to deploy women officials to attend to Saudi women drivers involved in road accidents.
The arrangements are being made in view of the recent royal order issued by King Salman on issuing driving licenses to men and women alike.
In a statement to Arab News, Najm for Insurance Services Co. announced its readiness to support the implementation of the royal decree by initiating a customized program that highlights the role of Saudi women in managing traffic accidents.
As per the directions of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), the General Traffic Department and Najm will develop a process of accommodating and serving Saudi females involved in road accidents and helping them finalize the required legal procedures.
The statement added that since its establishment, Najm has been keen to support the development process in Saudi Arabia, now working in line with Vision 2030.
Najm, through its operational strategy, is continuously developing its services by applying an integrated solutions framework and utilizing digital services to meet the demands of their clients to ensure a quick response.


Saudi crown prince receives Russian envoy

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman holds talks with the Russian president’s special envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 16 October 2018
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Saudi crown prince receives Russian envoy

  • During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed major issues in the region

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held talks with the Russian president’s special envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, in Riyadh on Monday.

During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and discussed major issues in the region.

On Sunday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir held talks with the Russian envoy, discussing the latest developments in Syria, as well as the efforts being exerted by the two countries to achieve security for the Syrian people.

The reception was attended by Ambassador Maan Al-Hafiz, director general of the general department for European countries.

Earlier in Riyadh, Al-Jubeir received Brett McGurk, US special envoy for the global coalition against Daesh.

They discussed current issues in the region, and US-Saudi coordination within the coalition.

Al-Jubeir also met with a visiting delegation from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to prevent attacks and accidents involving weapons of mass destruction. 

They discussed issues of common interest.