Saudi Arabia, Senegal in deal to boost air transport services

Alioune Sarr (left), Senegalese minister of tourism and air transport, and Abdelhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri, head of the Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation, conclude the signing of a cooperation agreement with a handshake. (Supplied)
Updated 23 July 2019

Saudi Arabia, Senegal in deal to boost air transport services

  • The signing took place as Al-Mansouri received Sarr in Jeddah
  • The agreement has many regulatory provisions guaranteeing, among other things, air safety and aviation security

RIYADH: The governments of Saudi Arabia and Senegal, represented by Abdelhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri, head of the Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation and Alioune Sarr, Senegalese minister of tourism and air transport, have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in air transportation services. 
The signing took place as Al-Mansouri received Sarr in Jeddah, where they discussed issues of common interest and means of boosting cooperation between the two countries.
The agreement has many regulatory provisions guaranteeing, among other things, air safety and aviation security.
This reflects the efforts exerted by the Saudi government to improve and develop the Kingdom’s air transportation sector, and its commitments to providing facilities to pilgrims visiting the country.

 


Saudi human rights chief: Electronic link project to help fight human trafficking

Updated 29 January 2020

Saudi human rights chief: Electronic link project to help fight human trafficking

  • He had contributed to building a regulatory and institutional framework ensuring the protection of all persons from human trafficking

RIYADH: Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad, president of the Kingdom’s Human Rights Commission (HRC), stressed the importance of concerted efforts between various authorities to combat and eliminate the crime of human trafficking at a meeting of the Committee for Combating Trafficking in Persons, where he praised the electronic link project between different sections of the HRC.
Al-Awwad presented the Kingdom’s achievements in this preventing human trafficking through the regulations that it had imposed, international agreements and protocols it had adhered to, and memorandums of understanding (MoU) signed between it and relevant international organizations and bodies. All these, he said, had contributed to building a regulatory and institutional framework ensuring the protection of all persons from human trafficking, and enforced prosecution against perpetrators.
During a meeting with the executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Judge Hatim Ali, officials from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and a number of government agencies, Al-Awwad noted that the electronic link project was a step in the right direction to combat the crime of human trafficking by aiding coordination between various government authorities.
The meeting also tackled measures that will be adopted by the UNODC according to an MoU signed with the HRC to tighten cooperation in combating and preventing trafficking in persons, providing technical and administrative expertise at centers that shelter victims, and establishing appropriate mechanisms to provide legal, financial and moral support.