Saudi Vision 2030 forum to be held in Jordan

Updated 18 April 2019
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Saudi Vision 2030 forum to be held in Jordan

AMMAN: Under the guidance of Prince Khalid bin Faisal bin Turki, the Saudi ambassador to Jordan, the embassy will organize the “Saudi Vision 2030, its Cultural and Social Effect” forum next Wednesday.

This will be in cooperation with the Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum (AHSF).

The speakers will be Dr. Mohammed Al-Haizan and Dr. Othman Al-Sini, and Dr. Badr Al-Madi will present the seminar and moderate the dialogue with the audience.  

Valentina Qussisiya, CEO of AHSF, stressed the importance of the forum, which will aim to explore the cultural and social changes resulting from Vision 2030. 

She said that Vision 2030 aims to improve the position of women and ensure their empowerment and participation in economic and social development. 

It will also seek to address a number of areas such as education, health and culture, and establish a foundation to achieve sustainable development, she said. SPA Amman

Abd Al-Salam bin Abdallah Al-’Anzi, a spokesman for the Saudi Embassy in Jordan, said: “This forum is part of the embassy’s belief in the importance of community engagement to cooperate with pioneering cultural and information institutions in Jordan, and the embassy will organize this seminar in participation with the long-established Abdul Hameed Shoman institution, one of the most important Jordanian institutions working on spreading culture and awareness in Jordanian society and the Arab world.” 


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.