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 communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.