Labor, Islamic Affairs ministries discuss ways to further develop Saudi nonprofit sector

Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh receives Dr. Tamader bint Youssef Al-Rammah, deputy minister of labor and social development, at his office in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 18 June 2019

Labor, Islamic Affairs ministries discuss ways to further develop Saudi nonprofit sector

RIYADH: Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh held a meeting with Dr. Tamader bint Youssef Al-Rammah, deputy minister of labor and social development at his office in Riyadh during which they discussed aspects of joint cooperation between their respective ministries to further develop the nonprofit sector in line with Saudi Vision 2030.

Al-Rammah said that the two ministries could jointly work to promote moderate values in society. 

Recently, the Islamic Affairs Ministry successfully carried out a project in 35 countries around the world to promote Islamic values of moderation and tolerance. 

The program included scientific activities, preaching, advocacy, awareness lectures and training sessions.

The Saudi Labor Ministry is also taking steps for the empowerment of all citizens, including women and those with disabilities, to ensure a prosperous future for the country and achieve sustainable development.

It also aims to increase the nonprofit sector’s sustainable economic contribution to the gross domestic product from 0.3 to 0.6 percent, and the percentage of workers in the sector from 0.13 to 0.32 percent of the total workforce. 

 

 


WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 10 min 17 sec ago

WATCH: Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m..

No one was hurt in the incident the report added.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was “in an abnormal condition.” 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.