Saudi labor minister inaugurates opening ceremony of the Saudi Family Forum

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The forum will discuss a number of aspects related to managing family economics. showcasing local and international experiences that will contribute to finding practical solutions. (SPA)
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The forum will discuss a number of aspects related to managing family economics. showcasing local and international experiences that will contribute to finding practical solutions. (SPA)
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The forum will discuss a number of aspects related to managing family economics. showcasing local and international experiences that will contribute to finding practical solutions. (SPA)
Updated 17 December 2018

Saudi labor minister inaugurates opening ceremony of the Saudi Family Forum

  • Under the theme “Family Economics,” the forum opened on Sunday with the presence of a number of royals, ministers and personalities interested in society and development
  • The forum will discuss a number of aspects related to managing family economics. showcasing local and international experiences that will contribute to finding practical solutions

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Labor and Social Development has inaugurated the opening ceremony of the “Saudi Family Forum 2018” organized by the Family Affairs Council in Riyadh at the Crown Plaza Hotel.
Under the theme “Family Economics,” the forum opened on Sunday with the presence of a number of royals, ministers and personalities interested in society and development, and the participation of a number of charities and social initiatives.
Minister Ahmad Al-Rajehi gave a speech at the opening ceremony, during which he welcomed the attendees and praised the Saudi government’s role, under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, in its efforts to support families in the Kingdom.
The minister explained that the Family Council was created to follow the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which puts society and the family within its core themes and focuses on a number of priorities, the most important of which is raising the standard of living and improving the quality of life.

The forum will discuss a number of aspects related to managing family economics. showcasing local and international experiences that will contribute to finding practical solutions to reach an economic balance for Saudi families. 

This balance is to be built on a conscious consumption of energy and full awareness of the importance of rationalization and saving , while focusing directly on the family role in the conservation of natural resources. 

The forum will be held in partnership with a number of bodies related to comic aspects,  and will be attended by economic experts who will enrich the forum to achieve the desired goals. In addition to the establishment of four workshops aimed at all elements of the family, with activities and events that are influential to the social and development scene. 

The first session, chaired by Dr. Hala Tuwaijri, was titled "The patterns of consumption in the Saudi family," witnessed a number of specialists who discussed the reality of consumer behavior among the Saudi family, as well as solutions and alternatives to rationalize consumption in Saudi households. 


Saudi Arabia, Russia sign agreements during Vladimir Putin visit to Riyadh

Updated 14 October 2019

Saudi Arabia, Russia sign agreements during Vladimir Putin visit to Riyadh

  • King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman welcome Russian leader at Al-Yamamah Palace
  • 20 deals of cooperation were signed between the two countries

DUBAI: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Riyadh on Monday on his first visit since 2007, and was welcomed to Al-Yamamah Palace by Saudi King Salman as well as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar earlier personally welcomed the Russian leader as he disembarked from his aircraft at King Khalid International Airport.

An official welcoming ceremony was held in honor of Putin and various agreements were signed between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Russia including an oil cooperation pact.

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Some 20 agreements were signed between the two countries, in a ceremony overseen by the king, crown prince, Putin and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.

Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF and Saudi Arabia's SALIC signed an agreement to team up in searching for investment projects in the Russian agricultural sector, RDIF said in a statement on Monday.

A string of multi-million-dollar investment contracts were also signed in the aerospace, culture, health and advanced technology sectors.

Putin’s “long-awaited” visit will include discussions on “further cooperation to stabilize prices on the world carbohydrate market” as well as the situation in Syria, the Gulf and Yemen.

The Russian leader, in an interview with Arab broadcasters and aired on Sunday ahead of his arrival, described the “very good relations” with the Saudi leadership.

“We consider Saudi Arabia a friendly nation. I have very good relations with both the King and the Crown Prince,” Putin said, and noted the improved bilateral relations between both countries.

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Putin in the interview likewise condemned the Sept. 14 attacks on Aramco facilities, and said “such actions do not bring any positive results to anybody, including perpetrators,” as they do not have a strong effect on the market.

“We condemn any such actions, end of story. This is the official position … regardless of who stood behind the incident,” the Russian president commented.

A forum attended by Saudi Arabian and Russian business leaders and government officials earlier Monday resulted in the signing of several agreements between companies of both countries.

(Developing)