E-audit system to be inaugurated today

Hussam bin Abdulmohsen Al-Anqari.
Updated 13 December 2016

E-audit system to be inaugurated today

JEDDAH: Hussam bin Abdulmohsen Al-Anqari, president of the General Auditing Bureau, will inaugurate Tuesday “Shamel,” the e-audit system that covers all basic activities of the General Auditing Bureau and governmental bodies that are included in auditing.

This national project comes as part of the bureau’s plan for the transformation to an e-government as the project was designed and implemented using several solutions, including EverSuite Case, EverSuite Documents and EverSuite Capture, in addition to being integrated with Yesser through the Government Secure Network (GSN) and Government Service Bus.

The Shamel project provides an electronic, interactive, fast, and secure environment for exchanging data and information, in addition to communicating audit results and receiving automated responses from audited parties through the GSN.

Among the procedures that the bureau can perform are final statements, contracts, issuance of payment on authority of copies of the originals, discharge of debt certificates for government employees dealing with public money, preparing annual plans, field and office missions, managerial and financial systems and issuing accomplishment, statistical and qualitative reports.

The bureau formed the electronic connection with a number of governmental bodies: the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, the Institute of Public Administration, the Ministry of Economy and Planning, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and the Ministry of Finance.

Coordination is still ongoing between the bureau and the Ministry of Interior (the presidency of the general staff), the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Intelligence, to continue the automated connection over the next period.

Saudi Cabinet voices support for the territorial sovereignty of Cyprus

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session on Tuesday. The meeting reviewed the Kingdom’s economic progress. (SPA)
Updated 22 January 2020

Saudi Cabinet voices support for the territorial sovereignty of Cyprus

  • Kingdom calls for security to be maintained in the region

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has voiced its support for Cyprus’ territorial sovereignty amid growing tensions following the discovery of oil and gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean.

The Saudi Cabinet, chaired by King Salman, on Tuesday said it was watching developments in the eastern Mediterranean “with great interest,” and called for security and stability to be maintained in the region.
The Cabinet also reviewed the Kingdom’s progress among 190 economies in the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2020 report, which placed it first among GCC countries and second in the Arab world on legislative reforms relating to women.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 program supports the implementation of reforms that enhance women’s role in economic development, raising the Kingdom’s competitiveness regionally and globally.
Minister of Media Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah said the Cabinet reviewed several reports on developments in regional and international arenas.
The Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s assertion during the fourth session of the Arab Parliament in Cairo that its policy is based on the principles of peaceful coexistence and good neighborliness, full respect for the sovereignty and independence of states, noninterference in their internal affairs, and its belief that these principles are capable of resolving all conflicts, foremost the Arab-Israeli conflict.


The Cabinet reviewed efforts to promote political solutions to crises in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Sudan, calling on all to take action to address destabilizing foreign threats and interventions.

The Cabinet also reviewed efforts to promote political solutions to crises in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Sudan, calling on all to take action to address destabilizing foreign threats and interventions and to “move forward toward the aspirations of security, stability and development of Arab countries and their peoples.”
On regional affairs, the Cabinet condemned an attack on a military site in Niger, the bombing of a security checkpoint and a tax collection center in Somalia, and the terrorist strike by Houthi militia on a mosque in the Marib governorate, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.
The Cabinet session also authorized the minister of foreign affairs or his deputy to sign a draft protocol on establishing diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.
An agreement on social development between the the Kingdom and Tunisia was also approved along with a memorandum of understanding for scientific and technical cooperation with Spain.
The Cabinet also approved an agreement for scientific and geological cooperation between the Saudi Geological Survey and the Russian State Geological Company.