Saudi FM discusses G20 with Russian, South African counterparts

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah held phone calls with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor. (File/SPA)
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Updated 16 September 2020

Saudi FM discusses G20 with Russian, South African counterparts

  • Prince Faisal bin Farhan also discussed bilateral relations with Lavrov, Pandor

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah held a phone call on Wednesday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
During the call, both reviewed the efforts of the G20 and the works schedule proposed by the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia holds this year’s G20 presidency and is set to host the 15th G20 Summit in the capital Riyadh on Nov. 21-22.
They also discussed bilateral relations between their countries and ways of supporting and enhancing them in various fields, as well as exchanging views on the latest developments in the Middle East.
The Saudi foreign minister later held a phone call with South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor to also review the G20’s work for this year ahead of the upcoming meeting.
They also discussed bilateral relations and aspects of cooperation and ways to develop them, in addition to overall regional and international issues of common interest.


Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

Updated 18 September 2020

Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

A cybercamp to train jobseekers in the field of programming has been launched in Saudi Arabia.
The Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf), in cooperation with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), will run the skills initiative as part of the Tuwaiq Cybercamp training program.
Fifty trainees will take part in the learning scheme which will provide information on iOS and Android app programming, individual mentoring sessions, and practical application with certified programming certificates.
The accord also aims to provide support toward maintaining future job security.