King Salman issues his directives not to prejudice high cost of living allowances and bonuses

The royal decrees include a financial support package to help citizens adjust to economic reforms. (SPA)
Updated 08 January 2018
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King Salman issues his directives not to prejudice high cost of living allowances and bonuses

King Salman has issued a directive to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) instructing banks not to deduct any funds from the cost of living allowances and bonuses issued through his recent decrees.

The Saudi government introduced measures last week to help citizens adjust to the new 5-percent value-added tax (VAT) and a hike in fuel and electricity prices.

The royal decrees include a financial support package to help citizens adjust to economic reforms.

The package includes citizens working in the state’s civilian and military sectors, as well as pensioners and students. It covers housing, education, health care and a rise in salaries.


Albania’s president congratulates Saudi Arabia on National Day

Albanian President Ilir Meta meets Saudi Ambassador Abdul Momin bin Mohammed Sharaf in Tirana on Friday. (SPA)
Updated 22 September 2018
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Albania’s president congratulates Saudi Arabia on National Day

  • Meta expressed heartfelt congratulations to the Kingdom’s leadership, government and people, praising its pioneering role in the service of Islamic and international causes
  • He said the National Day is a glorious and epic memory marking the struggle King Abdul Aziz

JEDDAH: The President of Albania Ilir Meta congratulated King Salman on the occasion of the 88th Saudi National Day. This came during the ceremony held by the Saudi Embassy in the Albanian capital of Tirana, in the presence of senior officials, heads of diplomatic missions and regional and international organizations in Albania.

Meta expressed heartfelt congratulations to the Kingdom’s leadership, government and people, praising its pioneering role in the service of Islamic and international causes.

Saudi Ambassador to Albania Abdul Momin bin Mohammed Sharaf also congratulated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on this day. 

He said the National Day is a glorious and epic memory marking the struggle King Abdul Aziz and his men went through to build a modern state racing against time to present the best achievements and accomplishments. The accomplishments continued during the reign of his sons right up to the present day with the development and prosperity the Kingdom is witnessing under King Salman’s reign.

The ceremony featured documentaries about the unification of  the Kingdom and the construction phases, and there were publications about the history of the Kingdom and its efforts in serving the Two Holy Mosques and pilgrims.