Workshop on parliamentary research held in Riyadh

Assistant speaker of the council chaired the event. (SPA)
Updated 11 September 2018
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Workshop on parliamentary research held in Riyadh

  • The event will help build bridges between the council and global research organizations

RIYADH: The Saudi Shoura Council on Monday organized a workshop on parliamentary research in Riyadh.
Yahya bin Abdullah Al-Samaan, assistant speaker of the council, chaired the event titled “Development aspects of parliamentary research and studies.”
Dr. Mohammed bin Dakhel Al-Mutairi, secretary-general of the council, also attended the event.
Stressing the importance of the workshop, Al-Samaan said the event will help build bridges between the council and global research organizations.
Separately, Dr. Abdullah bin Salem Al-Metani, deputy speaker of the Shoura Council, received Ibrahim Khamis Aden, the charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Kenya, in Riyadh on Sunday.
During the meeting, the envoy invited Shoura officials to visit Kenya as part of the joint parliamentary cooperation between the countries.
Al-Metani highlighted the importance of bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in the economic field. Kenya is the most industrially developed country in the African Great Lakes region.


Dr. Saud Kateb, deputy minister at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Dr. Saud Kateb, deputy minister at Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Dr. Saud Kateb has been the deputy minister for public diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since April 2018.

Kateb has experience in many fields and sectors. He was the spokesperson and foreign media relations managing director at the Ministry of Culture and Information for three years between 2013 and 2016.

He worked in several positions at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah between 2006 and 2014, as chairman of the communication department, deputy director of the media center and assistant professor.

He was an adjunct professor at Dar Al-Hekma University from 2008 to 2011.

Kateb worked for two years as the general manager of training, development and information technology at Al Naghi United, as well as the managing director of Ofoq Information System & Communication Company, where he served from 1998 to 2004.

Kateb holds a master’s degree in information technology from the American University, in Massachusetts, and a master’s degree in international relations and affairs from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

He received his Ph.D. in communication and media studies from Howard University, also in Washington, US. 

The Ministry of Interior has recently launched the service of issuing and renewing the national ID cards for Saudis who are abroad for study, work or treatment.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the new service. Kateb said that the new service will hugely facilitate the process.

The aim is to save citizens’ time, money and effort by providing the service wherever they live.