Riyadh Chamber launches training program for 1,000 Saudi youths in collecting Zakat and taxes

Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry launches training program for 1,000 Saudi youths in collecting Zakat and taxes. (Photo © Peter Bogaczewicz / Omrania)
Updated 16 July 2018
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Riyadh Chamber launches training program for 1,000 Saudi youths in collecting Zakat and taxes

JEDDAH: The Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, represented by the human resources committee, has launched a program to train 1,000 young Saudis in collecting Zakat and taxes, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
In collaboration with the Department of Zakat and Income Tax, the chamber’s administrative board launched the initiative with aims that it would attract Saudi talents from both genders, and increase the Saudization of this sector.
The launching was attended by Eng. Mansour Al-Shathri, Vice Chairman of Riyadh Chamber, Mohammad Al-Harbi, general manager of the human capital department at the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT), and secretary-general of Riyadh Chamber, Eng. Ahmed Bin Suleiman.
In the opening speech, Al-Shathri said the program held at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center is part of the chamber’s initiatives to expand Saudization of the labor market.
This will be achieved by empowering young saudi men and women to take over available job vacancies, he said.
The program comes within the framework of the Chamber’s initiative in many sectors to implement the Kingdom’s plans to empower young Saudis, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.


Al-Jubeir:  Saudi-led coalition ‘working with UN to end Yemen conflict’

The Houthis should engage in the political process and respond to the will of the international community to end the war and end the coup against the legitimate government, said Saudi Arabia's foreign minister. (AFP)
Updated 16 November 2018
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Al-Jubeir:  Saudi-led coalition ‘working with UN to end Yemen conflict’

  • Since day one, we said that the solution… is a political solution, says Saudi FM
  • Al-Jubeir: Saudi Arabia is the largest provider of humanitarian aid to Yemen, providing more than $13 billion since the start of the conflict

RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition is working with UN envoy Martin Griffith to reach a political solution to the conflict in Yemen based on UN Security Council resolution 2216, the Gulf Initiative and the outcomes of Yemeni national dialogue, the Saudi foreign minister said on Thursday. 

“Since day one, we said that the solution… is a political solution, and the solution should lead to the restoration of legitimacy in Yemen,” said Adel Al-Jubeir.

“We support a peaceful solution in Yemen. We support the efforts of the UN envoy for the Yemeni cause,” he added.

“We are committed to providing all humanitarian support to our brothers there. We are also working on the post-war reconstruction of Yemen.” The Kingdom supports the envoy’s efforts to hold negotiations at the end of November, added Al-Jubeir.

Saudi Arabia is the largest provider of humanitarian aid to Yemen, providing more than $13 billion since the start of the conflict, he said.

In contrast, Houthi militias are imposing restrictions on Yemeni cities and villages, leading to starvation, he added. 

They are also seizing humanitarian aid and preventing Yemenis from getting cholera vaccinations, Al-Jubeir said. 

The Houthis fire ballistic missiles indiscriminately at Saudi Arabia, use children as fighters and plant mines across Yemen, he added. 

The Houthis should engage in the political process and respond to the will of the international community to end the war and end the coup against the legitimate government, he said.

Saudi Arabia did not want the conflict in Yemen; it was imposed on the Kingdom, Al-Jubeir added. 

Saudi Arabia worked with other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states to develop the Gulf Initiative. 

This led to a transition from former President Ali Abdullah Saleh to the internationally recognized government headed by current President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

The Kingdom also worked to develop Yemeni national dialogue that led to a Yemeni vision regarding the country’s future.

A new Yemeni constitution was about to be drafted when the Houthis seized much of the country, including the capital. 

Yemen’s legitimate government requested support, and the Saudi-led coalition responded under Article 51 of the UN Charter.