British envoy to Saudi Arabia visits Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition headquarters

The secretary-general of the IMCTC, Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghedi, received British Ambassador Neil Crompton in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Updated 16 September 2020

British envoy to Saudi Arabia visits Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition headquarters

British Ambassador Neil Crompton visited the headquarters of the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) in Riyadh. IMCTC Secretary-General Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Moghedi received the envoy and the accompanying delegation.
During the visit, the ambassador was briefed about the military coalition’s efforts in combating all forms of terrorism and the role it was playing to intensify the efforts of the member states.
The British envoy praised the positive role of the IMCTC in establishing strategic partnerships with member states and the international organizations to fight the menace and ensure global peace and security.
Al-Moghedi said the ambassador’s visit was part of the joint cooperation of the Islamic military alliance with other friendly countries.
The coalition also works to combat terror financing. The IMCTC works to combat terrorism in the field militarily and provides information and training for member states that suffer from attacks by militants.


Saudi Arabia details travel exemptions

These must provide proof of residency in the country to which they wish to travel. (SPA)
Updated 27 September 2020

Saudi Arabia details travel exemptions

  • In the cases of the death of a spouse, parent, or child abroad, the directorate requires the submission of a death certificate and proof of relationship

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports on Saturday announced requirements for the issue of travel permits for groups exempt from coronavirus travel restrictions. Travel permits will be issued through the Absher e-services platform.
The first group exempt from travel restrictions includes government officials, civilians and members of the military assigned official missions.
This group can obtain travel permits if the official mission cannot be performed remotely and has a deadline that cannot be postponed, provided participation is kept to a minimum.
Documents required for the first group include an official letter from the entity’s senior official, in addition to the names of those who wish to travel and their mission, its location, duration and evidence that the previous conditions are met.
The second group includes citizens with humanitarian cases, especially family reunification, or the death of a spouse, parent or child abroad.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The first group exempt from travel restrictions includes government officials, civilians and members of the military assigned official missions.

• The second group includes citizens with humanitarian cases, especially family reunification, or the death of a spouse, parent or child abroad.

• The third group includes citizens living outside the Kingdom and their dependents.

Citizens who wish to be reunited with their families abroad must provide proof of relationship (spouse, parent, etc.) for the family member residing abroad, proof of residency in the country to which the other party wishes to travel, and proof of the children’s study location abroad if there are children of school age. The last should be certified by the Ministry of Education or one of the Kingdom’s representations in the destination country.
In the cases of the death of a spouse, parent, or child abroad, the directorate requires the submission of a death certificate and proof of relationship.
The third group includes citizens living outside the Kingdom and their dependents. These must provide proof of residency in the country to which they wish to travel (a document or an instrument that they own a property or have a valid lease contract prior to the issuance of these measures).
They must also submit a valid residence card (permanent or semi-permanent) in the country to which the travel is requested and proof that the applicant had spent at least six months in the destination country during the past three years.