Labor minister holds induction meeting for Citizens Account Program

Labor Minister Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafees
Updated 26 May 2017

Labor minister holds induction meeting for Citizens Account Program

RIYADH: Minister of Labor and Social Development Dr. Ali bin Nasser Al-Ghafis held the induction meeting for the Citizens Account Program, briefing those present on the latest preparations for the launch of the electronic portal for the program, which will be the only platform to receive registration applications.
The general supervisor at the ministry’s Social Development Sector, Eng. Majed Al-Osaimi, presented the goals of the program, its importance and methods of registration during the meeting.
He said registration in the program will be available 24/7 starting on Feb. 1.
The main beneficiaries of the program are Saudi families, families carrying mobility cards, families of Saudi women married to non-Saudis, non-Saudi wives of Saudi nationals, unmarried individuals, widows and widowers, divorcees (male and female) living in separate residences, and people with no dependents.
The program is one of the most important tools to support the Kingdom’s national and economic transformation objectives, as it helps government work and provides the necessary infrastructure to achieve Vision 2030.
As per the Citizens Account Program’s implementation plan, the files of beneficiaries will be examined upon registration and civil reports will be presented accordingly.
All those who qualify will be automatically registered in the support system and payments will be made to beneficiaries via cash transfer.
Al-Osaimi said that the program will be subject to period review in order to ensure maximum support, to reflect changes in energy prices and other needs that may pose burdens on families.


Saudi minister meets Italian, Swiss envoys in Riyadh

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Saudi minister meets Italian, Swiss envoys in Riyadh

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met the newly appointed ambassador of Italy to the Kingdom, Roberto Cantone, in his office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Riyadh on Thursday.

During the meeting, the two discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them. They also discussed issues of common interest and the latest regional and international developments.

The meeting was attended by the deputy foreign minister for protocol affairs, Azzam bin Abdulkarim Al-Qain.

Also on Thursday, Al-Jubeir met the ambassador of Switzerland to the Kingdom, Andre Schaller. They also discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to develop them in various fields, as well as reviewing recent developments in the region and the world.

The meeting was attended by the undersecretary for political and economic affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Adel bin Siraj Mardad.