Uproar as video of park cleaner being slapped in Saudi Arabia goes viral

A view of Jeddah’s corniche. A video of a man slapping a cleaner in a park has resulted in widespread condemnation. (AFP)
Updated 12 July 2018
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Uproar as video of park cleaner being slapped in Saudi Arabia goes viral

  • Video of a man slapping a cleaner in a park went viral on Twitter on Wednesday
  • People sympathized with the worker and condemned the young man’s behavior

JEDDAH: A video of a man in his late twenties/early thirties slapping a cleaner in a park went viral on Twitter on Wednesday, creating an uproar in its wake.

People sympathized with the worker and condemned the young man’s behavior as dehumanizing and abusive, requesting that the authorities take measures against the assailant.

@Sul6an_0_ said: “There is no excuse for his actions and nothing gives him the right to attack the worker … All workers can be reported in case they neglect their work — and if they’ve committed a criminal act the assailant should’ve just called 999. Attacking a simple worker is no sign of manhood or bravery but weakness and meanness and the lack of humanity.”

“Only a mean and despicable person would stretch his hand to a poor man!!! If for example, the cleaning worker made a mistake you aren’t the one to punish him. He works for the government, and this man’s act is overstepping the government — I hope they catch him and teach him not to hurt others ever again,” tweeted @Abody456.

@Jdeed2002 said: “No one is satisfied with what this young man has done. The country has a government to tackle any shortcomings. We do not live in the jungle.”


Mexican delegation visits Saudi Arabia to promote trade and discuss investment

The Mexican ambassador further declared that his country, like Saudi Arabia, is one of the top 20 economies in the world and is eager to strengthen mechanisms of collaboration in different areas. (SPA)
Updated 17 November 2018
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Mexican delegation visits Saudi Arabia to promote trade and discuss investment

  • The visiting team expressed their desire to benefit from and contribute to the projects presented by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030

RIYADH: A trade delegation from Mexico called on the Saudi business community to strengthen trade partnerships with their counterparts in Mexico and participate in promising opportunities and investment projects in various areas, especially in the construction and infrastructure sectors.
“A delegation from the National Bank for Services and Public Works (BANOBRAS), the most important development bank in Mexico, visited Saudi Arabia to promote investment opportunities that will bring the countries closer together,” Mexican Ambassador Alfredo Miranda told Arab News on Friday.
Miranda accompanied Alejandro Blasco, head of investor relations at BANOBRAS, and Luis Ampudia, deputy head of investor relations, during the meeting at the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).
The Saudi delegation was made up of CSC Secretary-General Saud Al-Meshari; Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Saudi Fund for Development Khalid S. Alkhudairy; and head of stakeholder management of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) Saad A. Alkroud.
During the meetings, the Mexican delegation shared the opportunities available in Mexico for identifying possible public-private partnerships and financing social infrastructure projects, and they discussed the potential of investment opportunities in Mexico as part of the PIF’s international diversified pool, said the envoy.
The visiting team expressed their desire to benefit from and contribute to the projects presented by the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The Mexican ambassador further declared that his country, like Saudi Arabia, is one of the top 20 economies in the world and is eager to strengthen mechanisms of collaboration in different areas, taking into account that Mexico’s GDP is $1.1 trillion, has a population of 129 million inhabitants, an inflation rate of 4 percent and very low unemployment of just 4 percent.
“I am sure both countries will continue to work together in order to have more Mexicans in Saudi Arabia and more Saudis in Mexico,” said Ambassador Miranda.