Recognition for honesty, transparency

Updated 28 May 2012
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Recognition for honesty, transparency

The Saafah Foundation for Good Example has praised the appointment of two of its board members in high-ranking positions at prestigious organizations.
Abdullatif Al-Othman was appointed governor of Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) and Abdul Aziz Al-Sugair president of Saudi Telecom Company (STC).
The foundation, which works for promoting transparency and honesty in the Kingdom, commended the expertise and performance of Al-Othman and Al-Sugair in various fields.
Both of them have worked in engineering, economic and industrial fields for a long period.
Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman, chairman of the foundation's board of directors, said the appointment of Al-Othman and Al-Sugair would have a good impact on their respective organizations.
"In the light of my personal association with the two as active members of Saafah, I am confident that they will work for improving transparency and honesty in SAGIA and STC to the satisfaction of those who deal with the two organizations," Prince Turki said.
He said Al-Othman and Al-Sugair worked to deepen the values and principles of justice, frankness and accountability at the organizations they had worked for before.
He also noted the important roles played by the pair in his organization.
Prince Turki said the appointment of the pair reflects the government's desire to create an atmosphere of transparency and honesty in the country.


Saudi crown prince reassured of Palestinian president’s health

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the Palestinian leader. (SPA)
Updated 10 min 7 sec ago
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Saudi crown prince reassured of Palestinian president’s health

  • Abbas was hospitalized in the West Bank due to complications after minor surgery last week

JEDDAH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was reassured of the health of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after calling the leader, the Saudi Press Agency reported early on Wednesday.
Abbas was hospitalized in the West Bank due to complications after minor surgery last week.
A Palestinian official in Ramallah said Abbas went back into hospital again later on Sunday because his temperature was high “so doctors advised that he go back into hospital.”
Prince Salman attended the Saudi Cabinet session late on Tuesday in which King Salman briefed the government on the contents of his call with the Palestinian leader.