Arab Parliament organizes training workshop

Dr. Meshaal bin Fahm Al-Salami
Updated 16 July 2018
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Arab Parliament organizes training workshop

  • Speakers discussed the implementation of the Arab Parliamentary Training Strategy
  • It was agreed to adopt successful initiatives in some public secretariats, including the models implemented by the Saudi Shoura Council

JEDDAH: Dr. Meshaal bin Fahm Al-Salami, the speaker of the Arab Parliament, has said the parliamentary research, information and training center of the Pan-Arab Parliament, is working on developing high-level training programs, to raise the efficiency of the leadership, working cadres and members of the secretariats.
Al-Salami was speaking on behalf of Abdul-Azim Al-Babli, assistant secretary-general of the Arab Parliament, at the opening of a high-level workshop.
Speakers also discussed the implementation of the Arab Parliamentary Training Strategy, which aims at bridging the gap between the theoretical and academic aspects and the practical aspects of activating technical performances of the secretariats in Arab Parliaments, adapting to information technology and modern technologies to improve performance.
It was also agreed to adopt successful initiatives in some public secretariats, including the models implemented by the Saudi Shoura Council, the General Secretariat of Shoura Council, in the Sultanate of Oman and the model submitted by the National Assembly of Kuwait.


Sandstorm envelops Riyadh skyline

Updated 16 min 5 sec ago
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Sandstorm envelops Riyadh skyline

  • Heavy dust clouds hampered visibility, affected temperatures and caused substantial traffic delays
  • Police in Riyadh warned motorists to drive slowly and use headlights

RIYADH: A sandstorm hit Riyadh on Tuesday, enveloping the city in heavy dust clouds that hampered visibility, affected temperatures and caused substantial traffic delays.

Though not infrequent at this time of year, the storm still created unfavorable conditions, with temperatures dropping from 19 to 6 degrees Celsius, humidity peaking at 24 percent, and wind speeds reaching 40 kilometers per hour.

Police in Riyadh warned residents to take care, whilst telling motorists to drive slowly, use headlights at all times and exercise restraint. People with respiratory conditions, meanwhile, were also advised to avoid going outside where possible.