Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan Al-Saud, ambassador to Slovakia and Slovenia

Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan Al-Saud
Updated 22 January 2020

Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan Al-Saud, ambassador to Slovakia and Slovenia

  • Prior to his recent appointment, the prince was a nonresident ambassador to Austria between April 2019 to January 2020

Prince Abdullah bin Khalid bin Sultan Al-Saud is Saudi Arabia’s new nonresident ambassador to Slovakia and Slovenia.
The Slovenian President Borut Pahor received Prince Abdullah at the presidential residence in Ljubljana on Monday, where the prince presented his credentials.
Prince Abdullah conveyed King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s greetings to the president and their wishes for more progress and prosperity for the people of Slovenia.
President Pahor expressed his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and wished the same for the Kingdom and its people.
President Pahor and Prince Abdullah discussed the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways to enhance them.
Prior to his recent appointment, the prince was a nonresident ambassador to Austria between April 2019 to January 2020.
Prince Abdullah was born in 1988 and received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University in New York City, United States, in 2010.
Later on, he received his master’s degree in business management in 2015 from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Massachusetts.
He interned at UBS in the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2011. In the same period he also worked as a stock exchange researcher.
He has been an adviser to the royal court since 2017, and a court member of the National Air Services (NAS) Holding Company executive committee. A royal decree in 2018 appointed him a member of the Saudi Equestrian Club’s board of directors.

 


‘Wusool’ transport program benefits 60,000 Saudi women

Updated 20 February 2020

‘Wusool’ transport program benefits 60,000 Saudi women

RIYADH: Over 60,000 Saudi female employees have benefited from Wusool, a female transportation program that helps ease their daily commute.

The program aims to find solutions that reduce the burden of transportation costs for Saudi female workers in the private sector by providing them with subsidies from the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) for high-quality, safe and secure transportation services to and from the workplace, partnering with taxi companies through licensed smart apps.

The program aims to increase the participation of women in the labor market and increase job stability. 

The HRDF said it made amendments and updates to Wusool to ensure that the largest number of applicants benefitted from it. This comes as part of the HRDF’s support for women working in the private sector.

The procedures included amendments to the terms of enrollment in the program, including the requirement to be registered under the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI), where the employee should be registered for less than 36 months, and her monthly salary should not exceed SR8,000 ($2,132). SPA Riyadh

The amendments also included a fixed monthly financial support provided by HRDF, covering 80 percent of the cost at a maximum of SR800 per month, in addition to the cancelation of the previously planned financial participation of SR200, and extending the support period to 12 months.

Women working in the private sector can register for the Wusool program by visiting http://wusool.sa.