Saudi workers to get digital skills upgrade

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Updated 17 September 2020

Saudi workers to get digital skills upgrade

RIYADH: More than 5,000 employees in Saudi Arabia’s public, private and nonprofit sectors will be offered professional digital training as part of a program to build the Kingdom’s high-tech future.
The move is part of a Ministry of Communications and Information Technology “Future Skills” program, which aims to provide intensive training in digital domains, including data science, information security, communications and technology projects management, web development, artificial intelligence, information technology engineering and blockchain.


Saudi Arabia says escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan is "worrying"

Updated 28 September 2020

Saudi Arabia says escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan is "worrying"

  • Saudi Arabia calls on both sides to "cease fire and to seek peaceful solutions
  • GCC stressed the importance of taking the dispute to the negotiating table

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said it was worried about the escalating situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan due to their dispute over the Nagrono-Karabakh region.

The Kingdom called on both sides to "cease fire and to seek peaceful solutions to the conflict," state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Naif Al-Hajraf said the council was anxious about he escalating tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Al-Hajraf stressed the importance of taking the dispute to the negotiating table, in a statement issued Monday.

He also called for halting the escalations to maintain regional and global stability.

Armenia’s parliament on Monday condemned what it said was a “full-scale military attack” by Azerbaijan on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The country’s parliament also denounced Turkey’s involvement in the crisis, saying the Turkish “ambitions” in the conflict could risk destabilizing the region.