Interior Ministry inks deal to develop border guard sector

Updated 23 September 2015
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Interior Ministry inks deal to develop border guard sector

JEDDAH: Recently, the Interior Ministry signed an agreement with the German Interior Ministry to collaboratively develop the Kingdom’s Border Guard system, as well as provide future advice and training in various security matters. Following the signing of the deal, the German Interior Ministry intends to open an office in Riyadh in order to ensure the proper implementation of the agreement’s provisions.
The agreement stipulated that no officer or person withour proper authority can directly enter the Border Guard office to assume any task, except with the permission of the Director of the Office.
Further, no person is allowed to use the premises as a shelter, or for purposes inconsistent with its objectives. The office, including its assets and funds, shall also enjoy full immunity against any search or seizure, or any executive action, in addition to the full protection of the archives and documents contained within the premises. According to the agreement, the office has also been exempted from customs duties.
The agreement stated that the employees of the office and workers of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) will abide by the Kingdom’s regulations and will take into account its traditions and customs.
Further, such employees shall not interfere in its internal affairs or conduct any activity outside the scope of their roles. The members of the office will also enjoy judicial immunity during the course of their work.


Saudi Arabia says deposits $250 million into Sudan's Central Bank: statement

Updated 19 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia says deposits $250 million into Sudan's Central Bank: statement

  • Saudi Arabia and UAE pledged to send $3 billion worth of aid to Sudan
  • The remaining amount will be allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese people

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it deposited $250 million with the Sudanese central bank, according to a statement from the Kingdom’s ministry of finance.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE pledged to send $3 billion worth of aid to Sudan, after mass protests led to the ouster of president Omar al-Bashir last month.

The move will strengthen Sudan’s “financial position, alleviate pressure on the Sudanese pound and achieve more stability in the exchange rate," the statement said.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have deposited now $500 million into Sudan’s Central Bank, the first instalment of the joint package of aid.

The remaining amount will be allocated to meet the urgent needs of the Sudanese people, including food, medications and oil derivatives.

Mohammed Abdullah Al-Jadaan, Minister of Finance, confirmed that this deposit constitutes an extension of the Kingdom’s support to the Sudanese people.

He added that this support will strengthen the financial and economic situation in Sudan, especially the exchange rate of the Sudanese pound, which should reflect positively on the living conditions of the Sudanese citizens.