Saudi ambassador to Yemen discusses peace efforts with UN envoy

Mohammed Al-Jaber with the UN's Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths. (Twitter)
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Updated 11 August 2020

Saudi ambassador to Yemen discusses peace efforts with UN envoy

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber has discussed peace efforts with the UN's Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths.

Griffiths praised Saudi Arabia’s role in supporting a peaceful resolution to the conflict, including speeding up the implementation of the Riyadh deal, the ambassador said in a tweet.

Al-Jaber also discussed with Griffiths the importance of quickly allowing experts to examine the stricken Safir oil tanker. Experts fear the ship, which is in an area controlled by the Houthi militia, could explode if it is not dealt with soon.

Al-Jaber also stressed the Kingdom’s support for Griffiths's efforts to reach a compressive peace solution in Yemen.

 


Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources launches mining reserves, complexes and mining licenses service

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Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources launches mining reserves, complexes and mining licenses service

  • The move comes as a preparation for the launch of the new mining investment system

RIYADH: The minister of industry and mineral resources, Bandar bin Ibrahim Alkhorayef, launched a service on Thursday giving people access to the Taadin (mining) electronic platform that will include all electronically submitted applications for licenses, the registry of all licenses issued by the platform and their procedures, and the registry of mining complexes and mining reserves.

This move comes as a preparation for the launch of the new mining investment system, which was recently approved by the government and will come into effect at the beginning of 2021.

The launch of these services comes in respect with Article 4 of the new mining investment system, as it seeks to promote transparency in the sector and provide all relevant parties with access to information about licenses and mining areas.

“The ministry has tirelessly worked, in cooperation with numerous consultancy firms specialized in the field of mining, to develop the new mining investment system, which is now aligned with the best international practices in the relevant field,” said Khalid bin Saleh Al-Mudaifer, deputy minister of industry and mineral resources.

 “We are currently working on preparing the executive regulations, conditions and necessary electronic models to deal with all kinds of license applications. We are also working to further develop the Taadin platform, which will be receiving and rapidly dealing with applications after all the requirements become available soon.

“When the regulations, conditions and models are completed, it will be possible, through this platform, to clarify and facilitate the requirements for licenses and businesses and receive the investors’ new applications,” he added, noting “this development in terms of mining-related legislations in the Kingdom is an important part of the Kingdom’s mining strategy, which is an integral part of the ambitious 2030 Vision and the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program, that aim at developing the mining sector, turning it into the third pillar of the Saudi industrial sector.”

The ministry invites all those interested in acquiring further information to visit the following website: https://www.dmmr.gov.sa/mop/pages/home.aspx.