5th International Traffic Safety Forum launches in Dammam

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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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The 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre was held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz. (AN Photo)
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Updated 10 February 2020

5th International Traffic Safety Forum launches in Dammam

  • Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz stressed the importance of reducing traffic accidents and ensuring the safety of road users
  • The accompanying exhibition witnessed the participation of more than 30 agencies and the signing of five agreements in the field of traffic safety

DAMMAM: As part of its campaign to reduce high numbers of road fatalities, Saudi Arabia hosted on Monday the 5th International Traffic Safety Forum and Exhibition at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre.

The three-day forum is organized by the Saudi Traffic Safety Society (SALAMH) and held under the patronage of Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz.

The governor stressed the importance of reducing traffic accidents and ensuring the safety of road users.

The accompanying exhibition witnessed the participation of more than 30 agencies and the signing of five agreements in the field of traffic safety.

Prince Saud said that the Saudi Traffic Safety Committee had achieved positive results and contributed to reducing road fatalities, but that society needed to work collectively in order to continue reducing road accidents.

The president of Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal University, Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Rubaish, said that the forum demonstrated the need fot integration in the roles between all authorities in various security, academic and service sectors to achieve the highest standards of security and safety.

Approximately 1.35 million people die each year as a result of road accidents, according to the World Health Organization. Given that the Kingdom has one of the highest rates of road deaths in the world, the government is looking to reduce the number of traffic casualties by 50 percent under the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020.


Saudi-European Parliament officials hold human rights talks

Updated 25 February 2020

Saudi-European Parliament officials hold human rights talks

  • HRC president, Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, told a European Parliament delegation that the country had made “a qualitative leap”

RIYADH: The head of the Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC) has pledged the Kingdom’s continued commitment to international efforts to protect and promote human rights.

HRC president, Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, told a European Parliament delegation that the country had made “a qualitative leap” in addressing human rights issues.

During talks at the commission’s headquarters with the chairperson of the committee of the Arabian Peninsula in the European Parliament, Hannah Neumann, and her accompanying delegation, he said: “The past three years have witnessed about 60 reforms dealing with human rights, 22 of them dedicated to empowering women.”

The meeting discussed ways to develop cooperation between the Kingdom and the European Parliament regarding human rights issues.

Under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Kingdom was going through a period of rapid reform and modernization which placed human rights as a top priority, Al-Awwad added.

He noted that Saudi Arabia was fully committed to its international obligations on human rights and pointed out that the country’s Vision 2030 reform plan was aimed at ensuring the happiness, development and fulfilment of its citizens.

“Our country is open to the world and still looks forward to achieving more accomplishments under its leadership and seeks to achieve principles and values of human rights.

“The Kingdom looks forward to these values prevailing at the global level in a manner that promotes sustainable development efforts and the protection and promotion of human rights,” Al-Awwad said.