German police train female Saudi border inspectors

The General Directorate of Border Guards is giving high priority to the training program. according to a top official.
Updated 22 March 2018

German police train female Saudi border inspectors

JEDDAH: Twenty Saudi female trainee border inspectors have completed their first advanced security training session in Riyadh this week in a joint security operation with the German police.
The operation was run under an agreement between the Saudi and German interior ministries.
Border Guards’ spokesman Col. Saher bin Mohammed Al-Harbi said that the session was part of a global skills training program that included personal security and protection, application of procedures and self-defense, identity verification, search and confiscation, anti-smuggling strategies, first aid, preliminary investigation and arrest and inspection.
Col. Al-Harbi said that the General Directorate of Border Guards gave high priority to the program as it represented an important step toward the development of human resources, civilian or military, by helping trainees to perform their duties effectively.
He said that the training session respected the morals of Islamic religion regarding the privacy and protection of women.
It was launched to help women deal with issues particular to the frontiers, which required a training plan, along with workshops and training sessions.

FaceOf: Turki Al-Askar, adviser to the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment

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FaceOf: Turki Al-Askar, adviser to the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment

Turki Al-Askar has been an adviser to the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment since January 2018.

Previously, he worked for more than six years in the Riyadh office of Merieux NutriSciences, which offers analytical and consulting services to ensure the safety and quality of food, nutrition, agrochemicals, pharma and cosmetics products. 

Al-Askar worked at the company as a planning manager, an acting business development manager, vice president of client services, and vice president of business development. 

He was also a senior market intelligence specialist at Yum! Brands in the UK between July 2010 and February 2011. 

There, he contributed to successful market research by conducting customer surveys, and participated in creating new client profiles in the company database.

He served as a business development specialist and government relations officer at Al-Askar Co. for Property Development between April 2006 and February 2008. 

Al-Askar holds a master’s degree in marketing management from the University of Southampton in the UK. 

He also graduated from the Executive Education Leadership Development Program at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Recently, the Eastern Province Chamber hosted an investment workshop at its headquarters in Dammam to highlight improvements to existing procedures and the new initiatives that are helping to cut bureaucracy and make it easier to do business in the Kingdom.

The chamber's Tayseer committee partnered with 40 government bodies and launched 300 initiatives that aim to improve the Kingdom’s ranking in international indicators.