Saudi film wins top prize for raising awareness against extremism

Updated 09 December 2017
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Saudi film wins top prize for raising awareness against extremism

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia won first prize for an awareness-raising film in countering extremism at the Conference of Police and Security Commanders, which opened in Tunis on Wednesday.
The Public Security Authority, an affiliate of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), won the prize in the films contest, in the field of countering extremism and terrorism.
The event was organized by the General Secretariat of the Arab Interior Ministers Council on the sidelines of 41st Conference of Police and Security Commanders in Tunis, SPA reported.
Mohammed bin Ali Koman, Secretary General of the Arab Interior Ministers Council, presented the award to Deputy Director of the Public Security General Gharmallah bin Mohammed Al-Zahrani, who leads the Saudi delegation to the conference.
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday inaugurated the conference, which attracted representatives from regional and international organizations.
The conference discusses issues relating to security and police administration among the Arab states, in addition to countering extremism and terrorism.


Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Updated 19 April 2019
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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

  • Finance representatives of 150 government bodies meet for the Budget Forum 2020

RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements.
Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020.
Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.”
Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals.
“We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added.
The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency. 
Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending.
Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget.
Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged.