Saudi finance ministry to take part in WSIS Forum 2019 in Geneva

Saudi Arabia is participating in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2019 to be held in Geneva. (Twitter: @WSISprocess)
Updated 08 April 2019

Saudi finance ministry to take part in WSIS Forum 2019 in Geneva

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is participating in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2019 to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from April 8-12.
The theme of this year’s forum is ‘Information and Communication Technologies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’.
The Ministry of Finance is scheduled to participate in a workshop entitled “Saudi Success Stories in the Provision of Financial and Digital Business Services,” to highlight its efforts and initiatives in applying its digital transformation plan for the Kingdom’s governmental system. 
The ministry will also introduce its digital portal Etimad, as the first of its kind in the Kingdom to streamline services for the public and private sector. 
Meanwhile, the Saudi Minister of Finance met a number of European ambassadors to the Kingdom at his office in Riyadh on Sunday.
The ambassadors from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and the charge d’Affaires of Finland met with the minister and discussed bilateral ties with Saudi Arabia. 
The officials discussed ways of enhancing the aspects of financial and economic cooperation within the strategic relations.
The meeting also tackled the positive developments being witnessed by the Saudi economy and the Kingdom’s efforts to achieve the financial equilibrium and economic diversification within the Kingdom Vision 2030.


Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

The pavilion features a series of documentaries on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage. (SPA)
Updated 21 January 2020

Saudi Arabia participates in GCC archaeology exhibition

  • Saudi Arabia’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia, represented by the national heritage sector at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), is taking part in the 6th Joint Periodic Exhibition on the Archaeology of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Arab States in Kuwait.
The exhibition, held under the supervision of the secretary-general of the GCC, in partnership with the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature, opened last Wednesday at the National Museum of Kuwait and will run until Feb. 15.
The Kingdom’s pavilion hosts, 55 artifacts and relics covering different eras, including from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods.
The pavilion also features a series of documentaries on the Kingdom’s cultural heritage, a number of publications by the antiquities and museums sector on different areas of cultural heritage, as well as a collection of photographs and historical information on Saudi Arabia’s cultural depth.