Saudi communications minister meets Danish ambassador

Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha meets Danish Ambassador to the Kingdom Ole Moesby in Riyadh on Thursday. (SPA)
Updated 22 February 2019
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Saudi communications minister meets Danish ambassador

RIYADH: Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha, the Saudi minister of communications and information technology, met Danish Ambassador to the Kingdom Ole Moesby in Riyadh on Thursday.
They discussed ways to increase bilateral cooperation in the communication and information technology sectors, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The meeting mainly focused on the exchange of information to develop these sectors and promote investment opportunities that would benefit the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision reform plan.
Al-Sawaha said he hoped the meeting would enhance the relationship between the two countries’ communication sectors, SPA reported.
Earlier, Al-Swaha said that the communications and information technology market in the Kingdom is ranked 12th in the world, and it is an open market with promising investment opportunities.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.