Saudi Cabinet condemns Turkey’s actions in Syria

The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of talks with Russian President Putin, who visited Saudi Arabia on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 16 October 2019

Saudi Cabinet condemns Turkey’s actions in Syria

  • Use of political means stressed to resolve crisis

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday reiterated its call to adopt political means to resolve the Syrian crisis. Condemning Turkey’s actions in northeastern Syria, the Saudi Cabinet called for measures that would not only uphold international laws but also ensure the security of Syria and other countries in the region.
The Cabinet meeting, chaired by King Salman in Riyadh, referred to the demands made by an emergency meeting of the Arab League Council, which called on the UN Security Council to take steps to curb Turkish aggression.
The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who visited the Kingdom on Monday.
The Cabinet commended the Saudi-Russian energy partnership and signing of cooperation agreements between the two oil-producing countries.
It also commended the alignment between the ambitions and strategic objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and Russia’s strategic development plans.
The Cabinet also reviewed the talks between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Russian president.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Cabinet commended the Saudi-Russian energy partnership.

• The Cabinet congratulated Kais Saied on winning the presidential elections in Tunisia.

Media Minister Turki Al-Shabanah, in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency following the session, said that the Cabinet reviewed the Saudi-Russian CEO Forum, citing the future of energy, solutions for its sustainability, existing and future investments between the two countries, opportunities for joint cooperation, agricultural sustainability and global food security through the Saudi-Russian Committee and within the framework of the Kingdom’s keenness for a sustainable national economy and as one of the growing economies of the G20.
The Cabinet congratulated Kais Saied on winning the presidential elections in Tunisia and wished the country steady progress and prosperity.
The minister said that the Cabinet reviewed several reports on the latest regional and global developments.
The Cabinet also renewed the Kingdom’s condemnation of the bombings that targeted a bus carrying security forces in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, and the terrorist attack on a mosque in the Salmousi area north of Burkina Faso, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries.
The Kingdom stressed its solidarity with Afghanistan and the government of Burkina Faso against terrorism and extremism, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
The Cabinet also authorized different ministries to sign memorandums of understanding with their counterparts in different countries to increase cooperation in various sectors.


Saudi Najm join hands with Emirati firm to improve accident management

Saaed’s CEO Ibrahim Yousef Ramel (left) & Najm’s CEO Mohammad Al Suliman (right) during agreement signing in Riyadh
Updated 17 min 15 sec ago

Saudi Najm join hands with Emirati firm to improve accident management

  • Al-Suliman stressed the importance of the insurance sector as a major component of public life, a key contributor to the non-oil local economy in the Kingdom, as well as a main target for enhancing the quality of life as outlined in Saudi Vision 2030

RIYADH: Saudi traffic insurance entity Najm Insurance Services and Emirati traffic control company Saaed have signed an agreement in order to improve accident management and vehicle insurance services in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
They signed the agreement in Riyadh on Sunday in the presence of Najm’s CEO Mohammad Al-Suliman and Saaed’s CEO Ibrahim Yousef Ramel.
Commenting on the partnership Al-Suliman said: “This agreement forms a starting point for fruitful cooperation between the two nations in the traffic systems sector.”
He added: “Saeed’s work complements Najm’s; where Najm is specialized in vehicle insurance services, Saeed possesses a solid expertise in accident management, which forms an opportunity to achieve a beneficial knowledge exchange, and result in a successful liaison that adds value to the insurance sectors of the two nations.”
Al-Suliman stressed the importance of the insurance sector as a major component of public life, a key contributor to the non-oil local economy in the Kingdom, as well as a main target for enhancing the quality of life as outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.

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Najm Insurance Services, a national company established in 2007 as a result of cooperation between the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority and the General Authority of Traffic, aims to facilitate road traffic activity and support the vehicle insurance industry in the Kingdom.

“Owing to the support provided by the Saudi Monetary Authority (SAMA) and its partnership with the General Authority of Traffic, Najm is keen to develop its services, in particular the vehicle insurance sector, which forms its key mandate and the second largest insurance division in the Kingdom, with 32 percent of all insurance activity,” he told Arab News, adding that Najm had become a role model for other insurance services.
Ramel expressed his delight at signing this agreement, which reiterates the significance of integration to ensure customer satisfaction, enhance the position of both entities and raise their contribution towards achieving an improved quality of life in Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
“The cooperation between the two entities will add value and form a strong basis for a bright future and the development targets of Saudi Arabia and the UAE,” he said.