GASTAT, CSC form national committee on data

The first meeting of the national committee at the headquarters of the Council of Saudi Chambers, in Riyadh. (AN photo)
Updated 24 January 2017

GASTAT, CSC form national committee on data

RIYADH: A national committee has been formed to regulate the relationship between the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) and the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).
Khulood bint Abdulaziz Al-Dhakeel was chosen as the chairperson of the committee, while Waleed Bin Sabah Al-Sabah and Ali Bin Jumma will be the two vice-presidents.
The new committee will enable the CSC and GASTAT to coordinate with the relevant private sector and public agencies for increased coordination in exchanging data and information, as well as boosting the base of statistical data in the Kingdom.
During the first meeting of the committee, members reviewed the development of strategic visions and the work program.
Meanwhile, arrangements are being made to hold the first GCC statistical forum under the theme of “Enhancing Statistical Partnerships to Support Economic Policies and Sustainable Development in the GCC Region” on March 20.
The forum will gather people concerned in statistics such as data producers, data users, and the academic sector.


GCC summit calls for greater economic integration among Gulf countries 

Updated 10 December 2019

GCC summit calls for greater economic integration among Gulf countries 

  • Heads of the delegations land in Riyadh before the 40th Supreme Council meeting gets under way
  • King Salman tells the summit that the GCC has overcome many crises in its history

RIYADH: The GCC summit called for greater regional economic integration as the meeting chaired by King Salman came to a close in Riyadh on Tuesday.

The final statement, read by GCC General Secretary Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, called for finalizing legislation for financial and monetary unity by 2025, according to the meeting's final communique.

The statement also called for boosting military and security cooperation to maintain regional security.

The 40th Supreme Council meeting was chaired by King Salman, who met the heads of each delegation as they landed.

They included the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

In his opening remarks, King Salman said the GCC had managed to overcome many crises that the region has faced.

At a preparatory meeting on Monday, Gulf foreign ministers approved the nomination of former Kuwaiti Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf as the next secretary-general of the GCC.

His term will begin in April 2020 following the end of Al-Zayani’s term.