Number of Absher beneficiaries reaches 17 million

Absher provides services such as making appointments, renewing passports, residents’ cards, IDs, driver’s licenses and others.(Supplied)
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Updated 09 September 2020

Number of Absher beneficiaries reaches 17 million

RIYADH: The number of users who benefit from 200 online services through the Kingdom’s electronic platform Absher has reached more than 17 million, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
The online platform allows citizens and expatriates to access several government services without having them to physically visit government offices.
It provides services such as making appointments, renewing passports, residents’ cards, IDs, driver’s licenses and others.
The services related to the Civil Status agency include the birth registration service, a developed Taqdeer (assessment) service, a service allowing amendment of the professions of civilians, a service allowing new family registry issue for mothers and a family registry issuing service for marriages.


Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

Updated 22 October 2020

Saudi King praises role of women at W20 summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has praised the exceptional role played by women during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a speech delivered at the end of the W20, the G20 women’s engagement group, on Wednesday, King Salman said: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Women 20 Engagement Group for their remarkable efforts and commitment to deliver their agenda during these unprecedented times caused by the COVID -19 pandemic.”
The Saudi king described women as the source of evolution for any society and said that without empowered women it is difficult to reform societies. 
“Women are the main source of development for any society. Hence, without empowered women, it is almost impossible to implement any societal reforms given that women form half of the societies and they are the ones who raise up generations. Women has proven through history their remarkable role in leading change and in decision making.”
The king noted that Saudi Arabia’s presidency of the G20 has dedicated special attention to discussing policies related to women across different ministerial and working group meetings.