Saudi Shoura calls on Justice Ministry to employ women in vacant positions

Updated 11 January 2018
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Saudi Shoura calls on Justice Ministry to employ women in vacant positions

RIYADH: The Shoura Council has asked the Ministry of Justice to speed up employment of women in vacant positions and launch an awareness campaign to enlighten women on their Islamic and regulatory rights.
The decision came following comments on a report presented by the Committee of Islamic and Judiciary Affairs based on the annual report of the Justice Ministry at the Shoura Council’s 10th ordinary session on Wednesday.
The council also called on the ministry to seek global cooperation and communication, notably with equivalent departments in all countries, and sign deals and partnerships with specialized training agencies.
In another issue, the council approved a study on the draft project of an authority for national societies and foundations. The project aims to streamline, develop and protect national work and allow citizens to join such works and contribute to running communities and realizing social solidarity.
The Committee on Hajj, Housing and Services called on the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah not to allow buses over 10 years to transport Hajjis, and to coordinate with the concerned agencies for the establishment of an electronic system to control maintenance of public utilities at the holy sites.
Later, Shoura members discussed a report presented by the Committee of Transport, Telecom and Information Technology based on the annual report of Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA).
In its recommendations, the Committee asked SAUDIA about the possibility of opening centers in major cities to receive baggage and finalize travel procedures.
The committee also asked the national carrier to intensify training courses for its employees to boost the confidence of customers and gain their satisfaction. Commenting on the report, one member called for a detailed financial plan to allow the national carrier shift to profitability.


Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

Updated 18 September 2019

Saudi Arabia joins International Maritime Security Construct

  • The aim of this international alliance is to protect merchant ships through providing safe navigation
  • The operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf

RIYADH: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has joined the International Maritime Security Construct, a source from the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.
The US-led coalition, which includes Australia, Bahrain, and the UK, aims to protect commercial ships and provide safe navigation.
The International Maritime Security Construct area of operation covers Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, Sea of Oman and Arabian Gulf.
The Kingdom’s move comes in support of regional and international efforts to deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade, and ensure global energy security and the continued flow of energy supplies to the global economy.