Labor pact signed with Uganda

Updated 11 July 2015
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Labor pact signed with Uganda

RIYADH: Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani and his Ugandan counterpart Moroli Mocasa have signed a labor agreement at the ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh, paving the way for Ugandans to work as domestic workers in the Kingdom.
The agreement, which is the ninth such pact, was reached at keeping in view the growing demand for housemaids and underlines the effort of the ministry to open up the labor market.
In a press conference, held after the signing ceremony, Al-Haqabani said that according to the deal, the total cost of bringing labor from Uganda would be SR7,000 and that the monthly salary of each housemaid would be SR750.
The process for registration would begin soon, he said.
Al-Haqabani said that the agreement also covers the subject of retirement between employee and the employer to protect the rights of both sides. It has also addressed terms and conditions in detail, including the contract which would have to be signed in advance, he added.


Saudi ambassador to US: Establishing peace is one of the pillars of Kingdom’s foreign policy

Updated 20 September 2018
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Saudi ambassador to US: Establishing peace is one of the pillars of Kingdom’s foreign policy

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman, said the signing of the peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is part of the kingdom’s foreign policy in establishing peace and stability.

“The Kingdom has always been the cornerstone of peace in the region and the world, and has spared no effort in many countries, foremost among them Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan and many others,” the ambassador said.

“As some countries begin to cultivate sectarian divisions, the kingdom seeks to resolve their disputes,” he added.

He expressed his thanks to the UAE in their efforts in the signing of the peace deal between the two countries.

The ambassador pointed out that the security of the Red Sea, especially the Bab Al Mandab Strait and the Horn of Africa, is one of the Kingdom’s security concerns, regionally and globally.

The ambassador stressed the Kingdom’s continued efforts to preserve security in this region from external threats, including Iranian-backed militias as well as piracy.