Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister meets with US counterpart in Washington

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Washington. (AFP)
Updated 13 January 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister meets with US counterpart in Washington

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir met with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Washington on Friday in the presence of Saudi Arabia’s US Ambassador Prince Khaled bin Salman.
The pair held bilateral talks on enhancing relations between the allied countries, and also discussed the situation in the region and the world.
The meeting was attended by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Public Diplomacy Osama bin Ahmed Naqli and the Director General of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Mus'ad Al-Anqari.


Civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

Updated 21 January 2019
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Civil service ministry launches national training program for public sector employees

  • The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel
  • The training program is in line with the Saudi Vision 2030

JEDDAH: A national program aimed to train public sector employees in the field of human resources management has been inaugurated by the Ministry of Civil Service on Sunday.

The “National Program for Rehabilitation and Training of Human Resources Personnel and Leaders in Government Agencies,” which aims to expand the skills of government personnel, is in line with the country’s Vision 2030, according to the ministry.

“The Ministry of Civil Service will spare no effort in carrying out the roles entrusted to it to advance administrative development, including the modernization of the working environment in the public sector,” said Minister of Civil Service Suleiman bin Abdullah during the inauguration.

The program will explore best practices in human resources management in the public sector, and will discuss the basic principles of the employee life cycle. It will also train employees on methodologies of workforce planning, how to motivate employees to achieve their career objectives, how to foster a culture of group work, as well as highlight the role of digital technology in human resource.

Only Saudi nationals who have a college degree are eligible to join the program.

Government agencies will nominate the eligible employees, who will then be enrolled in a five-day course on human resource, where their abilities to obtain a certificate from UK-based Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development will be assessed. Successful candidates will finish a one-year training module, consisting of classroom and on-site activities.