Saudi minister leads Kingdom delegation at GCC financial meet

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan attended the meeting in Kuwait. (SPA)
Updated 09 November 2018
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Saudi minister leads Kingdom delegation at GCC financial meet

  • The committee discussed several financial and economic topics of mutual interest

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan recently headed the Saudi delegation at the 108th meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states’ Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee in Kuwait.

The meeting was attended by GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Saudi Deputy Minister of Finance Dr. Hamad bin Sulaiman Al-Bazai, Governor of the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) Suhail bin Mohammed Abanmi, Governor of the Saudi Customs Authority Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Hakbani, and a number of specialists from the Ministry of Finance, GAZT, and the Saudi Customs Authority.

The committee discussed several financial and economic topics of mutual interest, including the recommendations submitted by the governors of monetary agencies and central banks of the member states and its responsibility of assessing appeals on anti-dumping cases until an economic judiciary is established.

The committee also reviewed the latest amendments to the Common Customs Law of the GCC.


Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

Updated 18 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman holds talks with Iraq President Barham Salih

  • The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh
  • An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman received Iraq's new President Barham Saleh on Sunday on his first official visit to the Kingdom.

The king hosted a lunch and "discussed regional developments" with Saleh, the official Saudi Press Agency said, after the Iraqi leader's arrival in Riyadh following a visit to Iran.

An Iraqi official said Saleh was on an overnight visit at the invitation of King Salman.

There have been several visits in recent months between the two countries as Iraq seeks closer ties with Saudi Arabia as it look to rebuild after the defeat of Daesh.

In October 2017, Saudi Arabian budget airline flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad in 27 years.

Saudi Arabia is keen to develop strong relations with Baghdad to counter Iranian influence in Iraq.