Saudi, US accounting bodies sign cooperation agreement

The agreement aims to develop the fields of accounting and professional auditing in all state organs. (SPA)
Updated 08 September 2018
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Saudi, US accounting bodies sign cooperation agreement

  • The agreement aims to improve cooperation between the two parties and develop the fields of accounting and professional auditing in all state organs

The president of the Saudi General Audit Bureau (GAB) and the head of the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Friday signed a cooperation agreement in the fields of professional accounting and auditing.

The agreement aims to improve cooperation between the two parties and develop the fields of accounting and professional auditing in all state organs.

GAB President Hossam bin Abdulmohsen Al-Anqari said the agreement is an extension of existing cooperation between Saudi Arabia and the US, and expressed hope that it will benefit both parties. The agreement will bolster the GAB’s recently established training center, he added.

GAO chief Gene L. Dodaro hailed the agreement, saying it will develop the field of auditing through the employment of modern technology. He wished both parties success in their work.

 

 


Put pressure on Houthis to comply with Stockholm Agreement, Saudi envoy urges UN 

Updated 23 min 45 sec ago
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Put pressure on Houthis to comply with Stockholm Agreement, Saudi envoy urges UN 

  • Prince Khalid says Houthis have repeatedly violated the agreement signed in Sweden last year
  • Despite the agreement, Houthis have launched drone attacks, shelled Saudi border towns and launched a ballistic missile towards KSA

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the US urged the United Nations on Thursday to take the Houthi militia to task for “reneging on their commitments” under the Stockholm Agreement on Yemen.
“The Stockholm Agreement between Yemeni parties is being violated repeatedly by the Houthis,” Prince Khalid bin Salman said in a series of tweets.
He said the Yemeni government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the Saudi-led Coalition that is backing it have been implementing their obligation under the agreement.
Signed last December in Stockholm, Sweden, the agreement is an important first step for sustainable peace and offers hope for millions of Yemenis.
“(But) it takes two sides to make it work, so far, the Iran-backed Houthi militia seems determined to uphold the misery and suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people,” Prince Khalid said.
“Not only did the Houthis refuse to implement the Stockholm agreement, which they signed to, but they also went beyond that and continued their armed assault including drone attacks, the shelling of residential neighborhoods & launching a ballistic missile towards KSA,” he tweeted.
He also pointed to the attack on Jan. 17 that targeted a UN convoy in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah, which was blamed on Houthis.
"The Iran-backed militia displayed its contempt for peace by attempting to target a UN convoy, this is a reminder that we are dealing with a lawless militia that does not care about peace or the fate of millions of Yemenis," the envoy said.
He said the UN should "name the party that failed to uphold basic confidence building measures leading up to the Stockholm agreement, and clearly identify who is responsible for the attack on the armored vehicle that was carrying chief UN monitor Patrick Cammaert."