Saudi courts postpone hearings to avoid coronavirus spread

Saudi courts postpone hearings to avoid coronavirus spread
The decision also included the rescheduling of all postponed court sessions during the suspension period. (File: AFP)
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Updated 15 March 2020

Saudi courts postpone hearings to avoid coronavirus spread

Saudi courts postpone hearings to avoid coronavirus spread
  • Hearings will be postponed at the Kingdom’s courts staring Monday until further notice
  • The decision it said is a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Judicial Council will postpone hearings at the Kingdom’s courts staring Monday until further notice.

The decision it said is a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus and to ensure the safety of people.

The decision also included the rescheduling of all postponed court sessions during the suspension period.

These cases with be prioritized once the courts resume and the parties relevant to those cases will be notified electronically.
The courts will continue looking into urgent cases or those that require immediate decisions and cannot be delayed.


Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin
Updated 23 January 2021

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin

Visit to Uzbekistan by high-level Saudi delegation set to begin
  • Aim is to enhance bilateral relations
  • A number of joint projects will be launched during the trip

RIYADH: A high-level Saudi delegation begin an official visit to Uzbekistan on Saturday, with the aim of strengthening bilateral relations, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
The delegation, led by Minister of Investment Khalid Al-Falih, will include officials from a large number of government agencies, in addition to representatives from the private sector and senior Saudi businessmen.
The agenda for the visit includes the unveiling of a number of joint projects, the signing of a memorandum of understanding, and the launch of renewable-energy projects led by Saudi companies, as well as meetings between officials and businessmen from both countries.
Uzbekistan’s “business environment is witnessing an increase in investment opportunities in the fields of energy, food industries, building materials, mining, electronics, information technology, agriculture and others,” according to the SPA report.