Saudi foreign minister meets Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan meets Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani. (SPA)
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Updated 27 January 2020

Saudi foreign minister meets Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General

  • Al-Zayani thanked the minister and the Saudi government and people, and recalled the support provided by the Kingdom’s leadership to him during his tenure

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan on Sunday held a luncheon in honor of Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani on the occasion of the end of his tenure as Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) secretary-general.
Prince Faisal praised Al-Zayani’s efforts as GCC secretary-general, and his role in enhancing cooperation among member states, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Al-Zayani thanked the minister and the Saudi government and people, and recalled the support provided by the Kingdom’s leadership to him during his tenure. The luncheon was attended by a number of senior officials.
Also on Sunday, Prince Faisal received Shirley Botchwey, Ghana’s minister of foreign affairs and regional integration, in Riyadh. They discussed bilateral relations, areas of cooperation and topics of common interest.


Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

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Saudi anti-graft agency probes 105 corruption cases in different sectors

  • A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money
  • The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption

RIYADH: The Saudi Control and Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) has initiated 105 corruption cases in the health, interior, power, and education sectors.
The cases involved fraud, bribery, and financial and professional corruption.
A Nazaha official said the Kingdom will continue to pursue cases of misappropriation of public money and harming state interests.
One of the cases involves the arrest of three employees working at the Saudi Electricity Co. for receiving a bribe amounting to €535,000 ($604,570) from a French company and opening bank accounts in another country (at the request of the company) for money laundering. Another case is the arrest of a university faculty member for asking for a bribe amounting to SR80,000 ($21,328) from a number of companies working on different projects at the university.
The authority also arrested a doctor at the Ministry of Health for violating the regulations at a quarantine facility.
A brigadier general was arrested for using his official vehicle to facilitate the passage of another private vehicle through security points during the curfew period.