Saudi Arabia's FM and Eritrean counterpart Osman Saleh Mohammed discuss bilateral relations

Prince Faisal bin Farhan, Saudi minister of foreign affairs, and Eritrean counterpart, Osman Saleh Mohammed, discuss ways of enhancing bilateral relations. (File/SPA)
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Updated 27 September 2020

Saudi Arabia's FM and Eritrean counterpart Osman Saleh Mohammed discuss bilateral relations

  • They reviewed developments and issues of mutual concern

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan held a phone call on Sunday with his Eritrean counterpart Osman Saleh Mohammed.
During the call, the two ministers discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them to serve the interests of the two countries and their peoples.
They also reviewed developments and issues of mutual concern.


Saudi rights body signs deal to launch programs for prisoners’ rights

Updated 30 November 2020

Saudi rights body signs deal to launch programs for prisoners’ rights

  • Al-Awwad said teams from the commission regularly visit prisons and detention facilities to ensure the rights of inmates are protected

RIYADH: Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, president of the Human Rights Commission, on Monday said the Kingdom attaches great importance to the rights of prisoners and provides them with comprehensive care through various rehabilitation programs to help them integrate into society and become productive citizens.

He was speaking at the signing ceremony of three memorandums understanding (MoUs) with the National Committee for Prisoners, their Families, and Ex-Convicts (Tarahum) in Riyadh.

Al-Awwad said teams from the commission regularly visit prisons and detention facilities to ensure the rights of inmates are protected.

He said the commission works with the General Directorate of Prisons to promote prisoners’ rights in line with national regulations and international and regional agreements.

The agreement envisages the establishment of three centers.

The first center will be set up to support alternative punishments; the second center will be dedicated to visual communication between prisoners and their families; and the third will design and implement awareness programs.

Tarahum Secretary-General Turki bin Abdullah Al-Bati said the MoUs will help widen the scope of the committee, which seeks to work for the betterment of society in cooperation with relevant authorities.