Dr. Raja Allah Al-Sulami, secretary-general of the Arab Football Federation

Dr. Raja Allah Al-Sulami
Updated 16 September 2019

Dr. Raja Allah Al-Sulami, secretary-general of the Arab Football Federation

Dr. Raja Allah Al-Sulami has been the secretary-general of the Arab Football Federation since December 2017.

Al-Sulami is also the deputy head for youth affairs at the Saudi General Sport Authority and a professor of communication skills at the Faculty of Communication and Media at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah.

Previously, Al-Sulami was the general director of the president’s office at the General Presidency of Youth Welfare, before it was renamed the General Sports Authority. He then became the sports authority media department’s general supervisor.

He was also the director of the media department at, and spokesperson for, the Jeddah Education Directorate between 2004 and 2011.

Al-Sulami had been a freelance radio and TV broadcaster since 1997, working with Jeddah Radio station, Arab Radio and Television Network and MBC Arabic.

He received his master’s from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, and his doctorate from the Faculty of Communication and Media from the same university.

The Arab Football Federation General Assembly will hold its 25th meeting in Jeddah on Monday to elect its new president.

A meeting will be held before the election to discuss the federation’s upcoming activities, including the 2019/2020 Mohammed VI Champions Cup.


G20 discusses long-term vision for the digital economy

Updated 05 June 2020

G20 discusses long-term vision for the digital economy

  • Members from G20 countries, guest countries, international and regional organizations met virtually

RIYADH: The G20 Digital Economy Taskforce (DETF) held consecutive virtual meetings on June 3 to June 4 to discuss a comprehensive approach to digital economy policymaking and the future of digitalization.

Members from G20 countries, guest countries, international and regional organizations, addressed the relevance of digitalization in maintaining business operations following the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Data Flows, Smart Cities, Digital Economy measurement and Digital Security were also on the agenda as well as the Connecting Humanity 2030 initiative.

Delegates also discussed digitalization in the context of the current crisis with a long-term vision for the best use of digital tools to build economic resiliency and promote job retention.

Prior to the DETF meeting, on June 1, the Dialogue on Trustworthy AI in Pandemic Response brought together experts from both the public and private sectors, and academia to explore the optimal role of government in Artificial Intelligence.

The potential use of the technology in diverse sectors was raised, along with how AI can be an efficient tool in pandemic responses. The Dialogue also examined the G20’s role in policy discussions and the long-term inclusion of AI on the G20 agenda.

G20 Digital Economy Ministers will review and continue the work of the Taskforce at their meeting on July 22-23.