FaceOf: Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saif, the Saudi deputy minister of justice

Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saif
Updated 23 October 2018

FaceOf: Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saif, the Saudi deputy minister of justice

Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saif is the Saudi deputy minister of justice. He was appointed to this position in February 2018 following a royal order. He succeeded Ahmad Al-Humaidan.
Previously, he served as a judge at the General Court of Riyadh, and at the Court of Appeal in Al-Jawf.
Moreover, he also served as the president of the Court of Civil Affairs in Riyadh. During his tenure there, he resolved pending cases in the court concerning minors, and related to family issues.
An orderly system was set up to adjudicate important cases within two days in general or a maximum of 10 working days, in contrast to several months in the past.
Al-Saif holds a bachelor’s degree in Islamic law from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh, and a master’s degree from Riyadh’s Higher Judicial Institute.
The Saudi Ministry of Justice signed a memorandum of cooperation with China on Sunday to share and exchange information and experiences in the field of the judiciary.
The deputy justice minister signed the memorandum with his Chinese counterpart Chung Chungwa at a ceremony held in Riyadh.
The memorandum stated the two sides agreed to establish the basis for cooperation in the area of legislation, legal dissemination and dissemination of legal knowledge, management of notaries, institutional operational management and technical support, and capacity-building for judicial administration officials.
Al-Saif said the measure will help strengthen cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
Since the establishment of ties, the relations between the two countries have witnessed sustained development.
Saudi Arabia considers itself an essential partner in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which will have a great economic and social impact on the world.
There are hundreds of Saudi students in Chinese universities, and the Kingdom has opened a branch of the King Abdul Aziz Public Library in Beijing to encourage exchanges between scholars, researchers and students in both countries.


Saudi Arabia records less than 500 new COVID-19 cases for first time in 5 months

Updated 20 September 2020

Saudi Arabia records less than 500 new COVID-19 cases for first time in 5 months

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 310,439
  • The total number of deaths has increased to 4,485

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 483 new cases of the coronavirus, the first time the number has been below the 500 mark since mid-April.
Of the new cases, 64 were recorded in Jeddah, 42 in Makkah, 30 in Riyadh, 23 in Madinah and 17 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 310,439 after 1,009 more patients recovered from the virus.
The total number of deaths in the Kingdom increased to 4,485 after 27 more people succumbed to the virus.