Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt and is received by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt and is received by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrives in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hosts Saudi Arabia’s King Salman in Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman leaves for Egypt on February 23, 2019. (SPA)
Updated 25 February 2019

Saudi king arrives in Egypt on official visit

  • King Salman will head the Saudi delegation at the EU-Arab states summit
  • Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the king’s visit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman arrived in Egypt Saturday on an official visit, during which he will attend the EU-Arab Summit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.  

The king will head the Saudi delegation at the summit, which is due to be held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh. 

The two-day summit is billed as a starting point for the Arab League and the EU to boost cooperation on shared strategic priorities including migration, security and climate change.

Economic development, the Palestinian question, and the conflicts in Libya, Syria and Yemen are also up for discussion.

The king's visit is a response to an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who will host the two-day summit.

Ways to strengthen Saudi-Egyptian ties will be discussed during the visit. 


Minimum wage for Saudis raised to SR4,000

Ahmed Al-Rajhi. (Photo/Twitter)
Updated 24 November 2020

Minimum wage for Saudis raised to SR4,000

  • A Saudi employee earning SR3,000 or more but less than SR4,000 will only earn the company half a point in the point-based system. Those earning less than SR3,000 will not be counted at all

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Ahmed Al-Rajhi has issued a decision to raise the minimum wage for Saudis registered in the Nitaqat program from SR3,000 ($800) to SR4,000.
A Saudi worker with a minimum salary of SR4,000 will be considered as one worker in the Saudization percentage of the Nitaqat program, which was introduced to promote localization of the workforce.
The program also aims to enhance jobs for Saudi nationals through aligning the quality of nationalization with a range of incentives given by the Human Resources Development Fund.
A Saudi employee earning SR3,000 or more but less than SR4,000 will only earn the company half a point in the point-based system. Those earning less than SR3,000 will not be counted at all.
Part-time Saudi employees will gain a company half point in the Nitaqat system. Flexible work system employees are calculated in the percentage of the Nitaqat program as one-third of a Saudi worker for the entity they work for, provided that they complete a total of 168 working hours and pay social insurance contributions.
The decision also applies to Saudi students residing in the Kingdom who regularly work part-time as flexible work system employees, or permanent part-time workers.