UAE Embassy in Riyadh holds tolerance exhibit

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The exhibition included a panel discussion on the values of tolerance and its role in strengthening relations between all human communities. (SPA)
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The exhibition included a panel discussion on the values of tolerance and its role in strengthening relations between all human communities. (SPA)
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The exhibition included a panel discussion on the values of tolerance and its role in strengthening relations between all human communities. (SPA)
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The exhibition included a panel discussion on the values of tolerance and its role in strengthening relations between all human communities. (SPA)
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The exhibition included a panel discussion on the values of tolerance and its role in strengthening relations between all human communities. (SPA)
Updated 08 April 2019
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UAE Embassy in Riyadh holds tolerance exhibit

  • Al-Nahyan said: “The qualitative cultural movement in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is a message of mutual tolerance from the two brotherly countries”

RIYADH: The UAE Embassy in Saudi Arabia launched an exhibition to celebrate the “Year of Tolerance” at the Culture Palace Hotel in Riyadh.
The two-day event was opened by the UAE’s ambassador to the Kingdom, Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan, and attended by a number of Emirati and Saudi officials and intellectuals.
The exhibition included a panel discussion on the values of tolerance and its role in strengthening relations between all human communities, the importance of developing programs for promoting cultural diversity, and the role of the economy and the business sector in encouraging, empowering and supporting culture.
Al-Nahyan said: “The qualitative cultural movement in Saudi Arabia and the UAE is a message of mutual tolerance from the two brotherly countries.”
He also thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for supporting the humanitarian initiatives of Sheikha Fatima bint Mohammed bin Zayed, describing culture as a tool for building bridges of development and communication.


Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

Updated 19 April 2019
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Finance officials meet to map out Saudi Arabia’s budget plans

  • Finance representatives of 150 government bodies meet for the Budget Forum 2020

RIYADH: Saudi finance chiefs have kicked off a major conference in the capital aimed at mapping out the Kingdom’s budget requirements.
Around 300 specialists representing 150 government bodies met at the InterContinental hotel in Riyadh for the Budget Forum 2020.
Minister of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan welcomed delegates to the second edition of the gathering organized by the Saudi Finance Ministry under the slogan “Partnership and Empowerment.”
Al-Jadaan said the ministry was focused on “partnership and commitment,” and sought to share the challenge of developing an effective budget to achieve the Kingdom’s ambitious goals.
“We are also committed to empowering financial leaderships to learn about the ministry’s programs and projects and provide training and qualification opportunities to the best international standards,” he added.
The finance chief said the budget planning process required the collaboration of multiple authorities and a clear strategy based on transparency. 
Items up for discussion at the forum included financial planning in governmental bodies, automation, and the promotion of revenues and efficient spending.
Finance Ministry steering committee chairman, Abdul Aziz bin Saleh Al-Freih, stressed the importance of the forum in getting the ball rolling at an early stage on formulating a general state budget.
Workshops were held on the sidelines of the conference focused on empowering government organizations, and a training program on financial planning and income estimations was also staged.