Saudi ministries liaise to enhance services to senior citizens

The senior citizens’ project, which will be launched on Wednesday in Riyadh, will gradually expand to other cities. (SPA)
Updated 09 January 2019

Saudi ministries liaise to enhance services to senior citizens

  • The mobile notary service is free of charge and is also available to people with disabilities or chronic illness

JEDDAH: The justice and health ministries are liaising to enhance services through the creation of a priority card for citizens above the age of 70.
The card will give senior citizens priority at hospitals and will allow them to have officials from the Justice Ministry visit them at home if they are unable to report to ministry branches to get their legal paperwork done. The ministries issued a joint statement saying the move would improve the quality of services across the spectrum. The senior citizens’ project, which will be launched on Wednesday in Riyadh, will gradually expand to other cities. Mobile notary services (in which third parties are authorized to perform certain legal formalities, such as sign deeds or contracts) are already available in Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah, Dammam, Alkhobar, Dhahran, Buraidah, and Onaizah.
Priority card applicants can send a copy of their ID on the Justice Ministry app, call 920025888 or email [email protected].
Notaries then receive an alert with the home location.
The mobile notary service is free of charge and is also available to people with disabilities or chronic illness.

 


Al-Jubeir meets Chinese envoy in Riyadh

Updated 4 min 45 sec ago

Al-Jubeir meets Chinese envoy in Riyadh

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir received Chinese ambassador to the Kingdom, Chen Weiqing, in Riyadh on Sunday.

During the meeting, they reviewed aspects of bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, in addition to a number of issues of common concern.

Recently, Weiqing said that Saudi Arabia’s new tourist visa will stimulate economic diversification and boost visitor numbers from around the world.

Almost 24,000 foreign visitors entered Saudi Arabia in the 10 days after instant tourist visas were introduced at airports in the Kingdom, according to the Foreign Ministry.

China topped the visitor numbers with 7,391 arrivals, followed by the UK and US. Canada, Malaysia and Russia also had a significant number of visitors to the Kingdom.

“China and Saudi Arabia are comprehensive strategic partners. We believe that tourism cooperation between our two countries has great potential, and Saudi Arabia will become an attractive destination for Chinese tourists in the near future.”

In February, Saudi Arabia and China agreed to include the Chinese language in the curriculum at all stages of education in schools and universities across the Kingdom. The agreement came during a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a high-level Chinese delegation in the capital Beijing, in a bid to strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation and deepen the strategic partnership at all levels between both countries.