Saudi Arabia, Indonesia reach agreement over domestic workers

Saudi labor minister said the agreement is part of a framework that aims to protect rights and improve labor relations between workers and employers. (Shutterstock)
Updated 13 October 2018
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Saudi Arabia, Indonesia reach agreement over domestic workers

  • The future of labor relations between the nations is built on solid foundations: labor minister

JEDDAH: An agreement has been reached between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia that will allow Indonesian domestic workers to again work in the Kingdom.
The cooperation deal, which covers a number of domestic professions, was signed by Ahmad bin Suleiman Al-Rajihi, Saudi Arabia’s minister of labor and social development, and Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri, the Indonesian minister of manpower and transmigration, in Jakarta on October 11.
On the sidelines of the signing ceremony, the two ministries also launched an electronic system for the employment of Indonesian laborers designed to assist and speed up the process of recruiting domestic workers, while protecting the contractual rights of all parties.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has close relations with the Republic of Indonesia,” said Al-Rajihi. “Accordingly, we affirm the importance of cooperation and coordination in enhancing bilateral interests between the two countries.”
He added that the future of labor relations between the nations is built on solid foundations, and he looks forward to developing this relationship.
Al-Rajihi also pointed out that the agreement is part of a framework that aims to protect rights and improve labor relations between workers and employers in accordance with the laws and regulations of both countries, in line with the international conventions and treaties.


Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience. (SPA)
Updated 16 February 2019
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Tabuk military exhibition: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday

JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.