King Salman receives outgoing GCC secretary-general

King Salman welcomes Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, former secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, in Riyadh on Wednesday. (SPA)
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Updated 30 January 2020

King Salman receives outgoing GCC secretary-general

  • King Salman thanked Al-Zayani for his efforts to enhance joint Gulf action

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman expressed his appreciation to Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani at the end of his term as the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) secretary-general.

King Salman thanked Al-Zayani for his efforts to enhance joint Gulf action.

Al-Zayani thanked the king for his cooperation during his time as GCC secretary-general.

The meeting was attended by Tamim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Salem, assistant special secretary to King Salman.

Earlier, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan held a luncheon in honor of Al-Zayani.

Prince Faisal praised Al-Zayani’s role in enhancing cooperation among member states.

Al-Zayani thanked the minister and the Saudi government and people, and recalled the support provided by the Kingdom’s leadership during his term. 

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan also thanked Al-Zayani for his efforts and support during his term.


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

Updated 08 July 2020

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.