Saudi Interior Ministry presents innovation at Dubai expo 

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The ministry aspired to provide an outstanding experience through a unified platform. (SPA)
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The ministry aspired to provide an outstanding experience through a unified platform. (SPA)
Updated 07 October 2019

Saudi Interior Ministry presents innovation at Dubai expo 

  • The themes are presented to the pavilion’s visitors via interactive technology

DUBAI: Prince Bandar bin Abdullah Al-Mishari, assistant minister of Interior for technology affairs, inaugurated the Ministry of Interior’s platform at GITEX 2019 that was launched on Sunday.

Al-Mishari said that the ministry aspired to provide an outstanding experience at GITEX 2019 through a unified platform that brings together 12 security and service sectors.

The platform was launched in the presence of Dr. Abdullah bin Sharaf Al-Ghamdi, head of the National Information Center (NIC), and Maj. Gen. Fahd Al-Zaraa, undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for security capabilities.

This year, the ministry is participating with seven themes under the title, “Technical Solutions for a Safe Country.” The themes are: Combating crime and enhancing public safety; security-related artificial intelligence; digital identity and personal documents; security of establishments and industrial facilities; security of the border and entry points; digital transformation; and Hajj and Umrah.

The themes are presented to the pavilion’s visitors via interactive technology, allowing them to learn about the participating sectors’ efforts and achievements.

GITEX 2019 is the biggest tech show in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Saudi Arabia is a strategic partner of this year’s exhibition. The exhibition’s events will continue until Oct. 10 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

From smart vehicles to high-quality streaming on mobile devices, GITEX 2019 will highlight the biggest shifts in 5G and its ecosystem.

This year, the Saudi Telecom Co. (STC), the e-government program Yesser and King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) are also participating in the exhibition.

At the international exhibition, the STC will unveil 10 innovative digital platforms created by young Saudis.

Mohammed Abalkhail, director general of corporate communications at the STC, said the company is a pivotal player in the Kingdom’s digital transformation.

Yesser CEO Ali bin Nasser Al-Asiri said its participation highlighted the Kingdom’s role in government digital transformation.

KACST will showcase its efforts in marketing and innovation management.

 


Saudi Cabinet voices support for Cyprus

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session on Tuesday. The meeting reviewed the Kingdom’s economic progress. (SPA)
Updated 22 January 2020

Saudi Cabinet voices support for Cyprus

  • Kingdom calls for security to be maintained in the region

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has voiced its support for Cyprus’ territorial sovereignty amid growing tensions following the discovery of oil and gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean.

The Saudi Cabinet, chaired by King Salman, on Tuesday said it was watching developments in the eastern Mediterranean “with great interest,” and called for security and stability to be maintained in the region.
The Cabinet also reviewed the Kingdom’s progress among 190 economies in the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2020 report, which placed it first among GCC countries and second in the Arab world on legislative reforms relating to women.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 program supports the implementation of reforms that enhance women’s role in economic development, raising the Kingdom’s competitiveness regionally and globally.
Minister of Media Turki bin Abdullah Al-Shabanah said the Cabinet reviewed several reports on developments in regional and international arenas.
The Cabinet reiterated the Kingdom’s assertion during the fourth session of the Arab Parliament in Cairo that its policy is based on the principles of peaceful coexistence and good neighborliness, full respect for the sovereignty and independence of states, noninterference in their internal affairs, and its belief that these principles are capable of resolving all conflicts, foremost the Arab-Israeli conflict.

HIGHLIGHT

The Cabinet reviewed efforts to promote political solutions to crises in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Sudan, calling on all to take action to address destabilizing foreign threats and interventions.

The Cabinet also reviewed efforts to promote political solutions to crises in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Sudan, calling on all to take action to address destabilizing foreign threats and interventions and to “move forward toward the aspirations of security, stability and development of Arab countries and their peoples.”
On regional affairs, the Cabinet condemned an attack on a military site in Niger, the bombing of a security checkpoint and a tax collection center in Somalia, and the terrorist strike by Houthi militia on a mosque in the Marib governorate, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.
The Cabinet session also authorized the minister of foreign affairs or his deputy to sign a draft protocol on establishing diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.
An agreement on social development between the the Kingdom and Tunisia was also approved along with a memorandum of understanding for scientific and technical cooperation with Spain.
The Cabinet also approved an agreement for scientific and geological cooperation between the Saudi Geological Survey and the Russian State Geological Company.