Saudi King Salman and Lebanese PM Hariri discuss bilateral relations

King Salman receives Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on March 11, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 30 March 2019
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Saudi King Salman and Lebanese PM Hariri discuss bilateral relations

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. They discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two countries and the latest regional developments, particularly in Lebanon.

Saudi Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Assaf, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, State Minister Dr. Musaed bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, who is also a Cabinet member, were also present during the meeting.

The king also held a separate meeting with the director general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom. They reviewed the WHO’s global efforts and discussed ways to enhance coordination.

On Monday, senior officials of the Finance Ministry, Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, Capital Market Authority, chairmen of the boards of directors of Saudi banks, finance and insurance companies called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace.

During the meeting, the king stressed the role of the financial sector in supporting the development of the country and the importance of its growth to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

Senior princes, ministers and other officials attended the meeting.


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.