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Minister of Labor and Social Development Meets with Businesspeople at Riyadh Chamber and Reviews a Number of Initiatives

Tuesday 18 April 2017

H.E. Minister of Labor and Social Development, Dr. Ali Al-Ghafees, met on Thursday morning 13 April 2017 at the premises of Riyadh Chamber with the Chairman and board members of Riyadh Chamber in the presence of a number of businesspeople. At the beginning of the meeting, the Chairman of the Board, Eng. Ah​med Al-Rajhi, welcomed H.E. the Minister, confirming that the meeting comes within the framework of the Chamber's keenness to meet with government officials to discuss aspects of cooperation and partnership between the private and government sectors. Minister Al-Ghafees welcomed the conducting of such meetings, emphasizing that the private and government sectors agree on the importance of enhancing cooperation and joint effort to achieve the goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and National Transformation Program 2020. The meeting discussed a number of initiatives presented by the Chamber including the partnership initiative between the Ministry and the Chamber to carry out joint programs aiming at promoting a stable and viable labor market, which the Minister welcomed, stressing that the Ministry supports this initiative both by financial support programs and providing the necessary buildings. The meeting also discussed a number of challenges facing business enterprises, and several proposals and solutions to these challenges were discussed.​