Businesspeople to be issued long-term visas

Updated 04 June 2016

Businesspeople to be issued long-term visas

RIYADH: A plan to grant long-term visas to businesspeople from developed countries will be implemented, according to an official from the Foreign Ministry.
Osama Al-Sanusi, undersecretary at the ministry for consular affairs, said the ministry is preparing agreements that would be signed between the Kingdom and such countries. Those organizing trade shows would also be allowed visas. Arrangements were being made to issue these visas online, he said.
Al-Sanusi was speaking Thursday at a meeting in Riyadh with officials from the Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC).
The CSC’s Chairman Abdul Rahman Al-Zamil, Secretary General Omar Bahlaiwa and senior officials were present.
Al-Sanusi said that the government realizes the importance of the private sector in boosting trade with important countries. Al-Zamil thanked the foreign ministry officials for their cooperation.


First plane with aid from Saudi Arabia arrives in Lebanon

Updated 49 min 13 sec ago

First plane with aid from Saudi Arabia arrives in Lebanon

RIYADH: The first plane with aid from Saudi Arabia arrived in Lebanon on Friday for victims of Beirut’s port explosion, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) said.

Two planes departed from King Khalid International Airport on Friday carrying more than 120 tons of medical supplies, tents, shelter kits and food for those affected by the blast. A specialized team from the center to follow up and supervise the distribution operations were also on board the planes.

The aid aims to help victims overcome the effects of the explosion, said Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, Advisor to the Royal Court and Supervisor General of KSrelief.

Al-Rabeeah stated that the directive of King Salman embodies the established humanitarian values of the Saudi leadership, stressing that this assistance highlights the pivotal role of Saudi Arabia in providing humanitarian assistance to all people in need around the world with complete impartiality.