Saudi interior minister, Kazakh president meet in Astana

Saudi Arabia’s Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif meets Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 02 November 2018
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Saudi interior minister, Kazakh president meet in Astana

  • They discussed the enhancement of cooperation between the two countries and the latest developments at the international arena
  • Nazarbayev underscored the contribution of Prince Abdul Aziz to the strengthening of relations between the two nations

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif met with Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana on Thursday.
The minister conveyed the greetings of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the president, and their wishes of constant progress and prosperity to the government and people of Kazakhstan.
During the meeting, they discussed the enhancement of cooperation between the two countries and the latest developments at the international arena.
Nazarbayev underscored the contribution of Prince Abdul Aziz to the strengthening of relations between the two nations.
“Saudi Arabia is our crucial and reliable partner in the Islamic world. We are interested in further deepening of political and economic ties between our states. Therefore, I have invited King Salman and the crown prince to visit Kazakhstan,” said Nazarbayev in a press statement.
The meeting was attended by Saudi Ambassador to Kazakhstan Dr. Thaher bin Mutesh Al-Enezi and President of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.