International border security forum urges states to exchange information to combat cross-border crimes

Participants pose for a group photo at the end of the First International Symposium on Border Security and Safety in Jeddah on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 21 October 2017
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International border security forum urges states to exchange information to combat cross-border crimes

JEDDAH: Participants of the First International Symposium on Border Security and Safety (Challenges and Solutions) concluded on Thursday in Jeddah.
Border Guards Director General Awad Al-Balawi announced that the recommendations included the establishment of an international symposium on land and maritime borders to be held in two years, led by Saudi Arabia.
Al-Balawi added that the participants agreed on encouraging states to exchange information to combat cross-border crimes; coordinate programs to build capacities (including training of trainers); urge states to adopt special regional and international mechanisms when dealing with illegal acts which can affect the security of land and maritime borders; take an interest in the economic development of border regions; promote participation of local societies in achieving border security; and urge the states to cooperate in scientific research that can enhance border safety and security.
Al-Balawi said that the recommendations will help develop the border and coast guards, promote land and maritime border security and safety, combat cross-border crimes and achieve security and stability in all states.
He praised the special efforts of all the participants that led to the success of the symposium.
The Border Guards spokesman pointed out that the symposium was attended by border and coast guard leaders, officials and experts, specialists from many states around the world, whose fruitful discussions led to the recommendations and suggestions of this symposium.


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.