German police train Saudi women Border Guards

German police train Saudi women Border Guards
German police officers are seen during a lecture session as part of an advance training course for female Saudi Border Guards. (AN file photo)
Updated 22 March 2018

German police train Saudi women Border Guards

German police train Saudi women Border Guards

JEDDAH: Eleven Saudi female Border Guards have completed advanced security training in a joint operation with German Federal Police.
The two-week training course, which ended in Riyadh on Wednesday, was carried out in accordance with a convention signed between the Saudi Interior Ministry and its German counterpart.
Saudi Border Guards spokesman Col. Saher Al-Harbi said development and training of women in the Border Guard was part of a global skills program that included protection and personal security, self-defense, identity verification, search and confiscation, anti-smuggling strategies, forgery and counterfeiting, and first aid.
“The program represented an important step by training technical personnel to perform their duties effectively,” he said.
Al-Harbi said the training sessions respected the morals of the Islamic religion regarding privacy and protection of women.
The Border Guards training program has the support of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Minister of Interior, and is supervised by Awad bin Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Border Guards, the spokesman said.


Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
Updated 16 January 2021

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM

Saudi Arabia to reopen its embassy in Doha, says Saudi FM
  • The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict
  • The Jordanian minister condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will open its embassy in Doha within days, after completing the necessary procedures, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said in a joint press conference on Saturday with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi in Riyadh.
His comments follow the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman signing of the Jan. 5 Al Ula agreement, which saw the reopening of the borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia..
The Saudi minister repeated the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian conflict.
From his side, Safadi said the relationship with Saudi Arabia was historical and strategic, adding that Jordan appreciated the Kingdom’s continued support to the country in facing economic challenges.
The minister also condemned the Houthi militia’s attempts to attack Saudi Arabia, and he said he rejected Iran's interference in the region’s affairs.
He added that Jordan agreed with Saudi Arabia in promoting joint action to face current challenges.
“We are working to develop our relationship with the GCC on the security, political and economic levels,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Safadi said.
He added that peace was an Arab strategic choice, and said that Jordan looked forward to working with the new US administration.