Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman back in Riyadh after Egypt, UK trips

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 10 March 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman back in Riyadh after Egypt, UK trips

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin arrived to Riyadh on Saturday after visits to Egypt and the United Kingdom, Saudi state-news site SPA reported.
The crown prince started his first official foreign tour as heir to the throne on Monday, beginning in Egypt where he met President Abdel-fattah El-Sisi and then continuing to the UK where he met with Prime Minister Theresa May.


Saudi executive to head Arab League copyright team

Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi executive to head Arab League copyright team

JEDDAH: A Saudi Arabian candidate, Sami Al-Sudais, was named chairman of the Arab League’s Technical Committee for Intellectual Property on Tuesday.
The two-year unanimous appointment recognizes Al-Sudais’ work on intellectual property projects as executive vice president for Intellectual Property Policies and Partnerships at the Saudi Intellectual Property Authority (SAIP).
The decision came during the committee’s fifth meeting, organized by the Department of Intellectual Property and Competitiveness at the Arab League headquarters.
“One of the committee’s chief objectives is to enhance coordination in the domain of intellectual property in Arab countries, unify opinions and benefit from the experiences and capabilities in the Arab countries, and improve the intellectual property system in the Arab countries,” Al-Sudais said.
SAIP initiatives are aimed at strengthening the intellectual property system in the Kingdom in addition to preparing the national strategy for intellectual property, he added.
Intellectual property is a key aspect of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 initiative to encourage business.
“Whenever we ensure that there is a compatible intellectual property system at the national level, we will ensure the facilitation of doing business as well as attracting foreign investment,” Al-Sudais said.