Shoura Council Speaker meets newly appointed Saudi ambassadors

Updated 24 April 2019

Shoura Council Speaker meets newly appointed Saudi ambassadors

  • Al-Sheikh congratulated the ambassadors on their appointment, and underlined the importance of the council in the governing of the country and in establishing links with parliaments around the world

RIYADH: Saudi Shoura Council Speaker Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh said on Tuesday the newly appointed Saudi ambassadors have a central role in strengthening ties with the Kingdom’s partners.

Al-Sheikh welcomed ambassadors to the US, Indonesia, Georgia and Cameroon to the council headquarters in Riyadh.

He congratulated the ambassadors on their appointment, and underlined the importance of the council in the governing of the country and in establishing links with parliaments around the world.

The envoys said they recognized the role of the council in strengthening ties between the Kingdom and other countries through mutual visits and parliamentary friendship committees.

Al-Sheikh also highlighted the Shoura Council’s role in national decision-making and parliamentary diplomacy.

The Shoura Council speaker is scheduled to visit Pakistan today. He has been invited by Pakistan’s Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani to further the bilateral relationship between the two countries and boost cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, according to a statement issued by the chairman Senate’s office.

“The visit is a continuation of the Parliamentary linkage firmed up by a visit of chairman senate of Pakistan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia last year,” the statement added.

During the visit, the visiting Saudi official will hold meetings with Pakistan's top civil and military leadership including President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Sanjrani, Speaker of the National Assembly Asad Qaiser and army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Other than the high profile engagements, the delegation will also be given guided tours to Pakistan Ordnance Factory, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, and Ministry of Ports and Shipping at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services on where officials will brief the visiting delegation on China Pakistan Economic Corridor and the development work and future prospects of Gwadar respectively.


Arab Agriculture Day to be observed on Sunday

Saudi Arabia has also taken a lead in developing smart farming technology. (SPA)
Updated 27 September 2020

Arab Agriculture Day to be observed on Sunday

  • Saudi Arabia has taken several measures to promote sustainable agricultural and rural development. It is one of the key components of the Vision 2030 program

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture will celebrate Arab Agriculture Day on Sunday in parallel with the official event to be held at the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) in Khartoum.
This year’s theme focuses on rural development in the Arab world in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
The AOAD was established in 1970. It is one of the several specialized Arab organizations working under the umbrella of the Arab League.
The organization aims to increase coordination and cooperation among Arab states in the field of agriculture and to work on strategies to improve the sector.
It assists member countries in developing and enhancing their respective agricultural sectors. One of the key goals of the organization is to ensure food security in the region and to achieve a fully integrated Arab economy.
Saudi Arabia has taken several measures to promote sustainable agricultural and rural development. It is one of the key components of the Vision 2030 program.
The Kingdom has recently launched an e-portal “Reef” (https://reef.gov.sa) to serve beneficiaries of a sustainable rural development program. 
The Kingdom has also taken a lead in developing smart farming technology.