Protection for ‘whistleblowers’

Updated 16 May 2016

Protection for ‘whistleblowers’

RIYADH: A foreign employee who reports a commercial cover-up in his organization will have the right to transfer his sponsorship without the consent of his sponsor, says a new regulation.
The new regulation, co-issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, aims at encouraging and giving protection to whistleblowers.
According to the rule, the minister or his deputy will have the right to authorize the transfer of service of a foreign employee without approval from his sponsor, provided he proves his claim and is not himself involved in the case.


Saudi FM discusses enhanced bilateral cooperation with Cypriot counterpart

Updated 26 September 2020

Saudi FM discusses enhanced bilateral cooperation with Cypriot counterpart

RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah made several phone calls with his counterparts from other nations.

He discussed Saudi-Cypriot relations with Nikos Christodoulides, the Cypriot minister of foreign affairs, stressing the need to strengthen mutual cooperation in various fields, and discussing regional and international developments of common interest

Prince Faisal also spoke separately to Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Norway’s minister of foreign affairs; to Linas Linkevičius, minister of foreign affairs for Lithuania; and to Edgars Rinkēvičs, Latvia’s minister of foreign affairs.

With all three, the prince discussed bilateral relations and cooperation, in addition to regional and global matters of mutual interest to Saudi Arabia and their respective countries.