Al-Jubeir meets UAE defense college students

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir receives a delegation of students from the UAE National Defense College. (SPA)
Updated 29 November 2019

Al-Jubeir meets UAE defense college students

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir received a delegation of students from the UAE National Defense College (NDC) in Riyadh on Thursday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

During the meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Al-Jubeir reviewed the strong fraternal relations and historical ties between the two countries as well as their identical views and stances on regional and international issues.

The meeting was attended by the deputy minister for public diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Saud bin Saleh Kateb, and the director general of Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies, Abdullah Al-Salamah.


Saudi passport directorate expands e-services through Absher

Saudi passport office said that the services will promote e-transactions and make it easier for people to get in touch with officials. (SPA)
Updated 01 April 2020

Saudi passport directorate expands e-services through Absher

  • Saudi Arabia’s information and communications technology sector makes up 4 percent of the Saudi gross domestic product

RIYADH: The Saudi General Directorate of Passports is offering a “messages and applications” service to people through the Absher online platform.
Beneficiaries can use the service by logging into their account on Absher, choosing the “My Services” option, general services, messages and applications, then clicking on the “General Directorate of Passports” link and selecting the required service from a list including “identification of residents, visas, transfer of information, transfer of information and change of profession, suggestions.” After writing their message, they simply click the “send” button.
The passport office said that the services will promote e-transactions and make it easier for people to get in touch with officials at the directorate to discuss their problems.
The Kingdom’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector makes up 4 percent of the Saudi gross domestic product.
The sector has experienced significant regulatory change, expressed across several public- and private-sector investment drives since the launch of Vision 2030.
Saudi Arabia is also the region’s largest ICT market, ranking 13th globally, with a value of $28.7 billion (SR107 billion) in 2019 and strong growth in both the consumer and enterprise segments.