King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

King Salman receives senior officials from various anti-corruption agencies at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 12 February 2019
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King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

  • The king stressed the need for fighting graft

RIYADH: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. 

The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance of the role of these government bodies in this regard.

The president of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, Dr. Khaled bin Abdulmohsen Al-Muhaisen, the chairman of the Control and Investigation Board, Dr. Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Hussain, and the chief of the General Auditing Bureau, Dr. Hossam bin Abdulmohsen Al-Anqari, attended the meeting.

While chairing the weekly Cabinet session, King Salman last week reiterated the Kingdom’s resolve to combat corruption.

Law enforcement and auditing bodies should strengthen their roles so that they can protect and preserve public funds, he added. The king thanked Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is chairman of the Anti-Corruption Committee, for his efforts and keenness.

King Salman also thanked the committee’s staff and working teams for completing the tasks assigned to them. The Cabinet also vowed to continue to fight corruption and punish those responsible.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019
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First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.