Cabinet approves an anti-human trafficking law

Published 14 Jul 2009
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Cabinet approves an anti-human trafficking law
Madina - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud chaired yesterday the Cabinet meeting at the Royal Court at Taibah Palace in Madina.
 At the outset of the session, King Abdullah extended his thanks to Almighty Allah for enabling the Kingdom to provide all needed services to pilgrims as well as visitors of Holy places in Makkah and Madina. He also stressed that the Kingdom is spending generously to improve crucial facilities to keep up with pilgrims' needs and aspirations.
The Cabinet formed a committee to fight crimes of human trafficking at the Human Rights Commission. Its members include representatives from the Ministry of Interior, Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Labor, and Ministry of Culture and Information in addition to the Human Rights Commission.
The cabinet also approved the Human Resources Development Fund to benefit from investment opportunities available in buying shares of joint stock companies established by licenses issued by royal decrees. Upon approving the licensing of the establishment of such companies, the cabinet shall set the percentage of the fund's ownership of them and the percentage of ownership of both the General Authority for Retirement and the General Authority for Social Insurance.
According to Saudi Press Agency, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques directed relevant ministries and sectors to prepare the various capabilities in all regions of the kingdom, especially those attracting tourists, and work to carry out all their responsibilities and duties toward encouraging domestic tourism through investing in tourist sites in the kingdom in appropriate environment according to traditions, values and norms based on Islam.

Last Modified Date: 10/02/2013 - 4:44 PM Saudi Arabia Time


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