Saudi cabinet hails positive indicators in monetary agency report

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman chaired the weekly cabinet session. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman chaired the weekly cabinet session. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, with the attendance of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, chaired the weekly cabinet session. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, with the attendance of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, chaired the weekly cabinet session. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman chaired the weekly cabinet session. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman chaired the weekly cabinet session. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman chaired the weekly cabinet session. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman chaired the weekly cabinet session. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman chaired the weekly cabinet session. (SPA)
Updated 11 September 2018
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Saudi cabinet hails positive indicators in monetary agency report

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cabinet on Tuesday expressed its satisfaction with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority’s 54th annual report of positive statistical indicators for 2017, which highlighted the ability of the Kingdom’s economy to adapt to changes and confirmed the strength of the financial and banking sectors.
Chaired by King Salman at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, the Cabinet expressed its optimism about the financial and economic indicators that emerged during the first half of the current fiscal year, and of the ability of the Saudi economy to adapt to the reforms adopted during the past two years through the achievement of good growth rates contributing to supporting the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The Cabinet expressed hope that the new Hijri year 1440 AH will bring a breakthrough for crises and an end to global tensions — as well as a year of blessings for Arab and Islamic nations during which security and stability can be achieved around the world.
The Cabinet commended relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and the keenness of both to promote and develop them in all fields. It congratulated President Dr. Arif Alvi on his swearing-in as president of Pakistan.
The Cabinet reviewed a number of reports on the latest developments in the Arab, regional and international arenas. It reiterated the Kingdom’s condemnation of the double bombing targeting a sports club, the attack near a motorcade in Kabul and offered condolences to the families of the victims and Afghanistan’s government and people. The Cabinet confirmed the Kingdom’s solidarity to stand by Afghanistan against violence, extremism and terrorism.
The Cabinet approved a protocol on cooperation in combating crime between the government of Saudi Arabia and the government of Azerbaijan. It also approved a memorandum of understanding between the government of Saudi Arabia and the government of the UK on visas to citizens of both countries.
The Cabinet approved an agreement between the government of Saudi Arabia and the government of the Russian Federation for cooperation in the field of exploring space and using outer space for peaceful purposes.


Majlis culture brings a little Saudi warmth to freezing Davos

At a five-star hotel in Davos, the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority has sponsored a prominent display proclaiming ‘The future-forward economy — Invest Saudi.’ (AN photo)
Updated 23 January 2019
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Majlis culture brings a little Saudi warmth to freezing Davos

  • The Misk Pavilion is one of the many signs of the Kingdom’s enthusiastic involvement in the world’s biggest gathering of political, business and thought leaders

DAVOS: From the sub-zero temperatures of the icy Davos Promenade you are ushered through a glass door into the warmth of a desert majlis, with works by young Saudi artists on the walls and traditional Arabian delicacies being served. It is quite a culture shock.

The Davos majlis is the work of the Misk Global Forum (MGF), the international arm of the organization founded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to promote youth empowerment. 

The Misk Pavilion is one of the many signs of the Kingdom’s enthusiastic involvement in the world’s biggest gathering of political, business and thought leaders.

“The Kingdom’s participation in WEF 2019 highlights its role in developing the regional and global economy, and reflects the nation’s continuing ambition for sustainable development,” said Bader Al-Asaker, head of the crown prince’s private office and chairman of the Misk Initiatives Center. 

The Saudi delegation’s HQ overlooks the main congress hall, inside the Davos security cordon. 

At a nearby five-star hotel, the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority has sponsored a prominent display proclaiming: “The future-forward economy — Invest Saudi.” 

This is the second year Misk has been prominent at Davos. As well as the majlis, its pavilion offers visitors the chance to immerse themselves in modern Saudi art via a virtual reality tour of the work of four young artists.

Misk is organizing daily events there, building up to a power breakfast with leading executives on Friday on the theme of youth empowerment.

“In an age of profound economic disruption, we regard young people as the problem-solvers, not a problem to be solved,” said MGF executive manager Shaima Hamidaddin.

“We’re holding interactive discussions on how to empower young people to be the architects of the future economy, not the tenants of it.”