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Saudi king vows comprehensive development of all provinces a priority

King Salman said that Saudi Arabia is moving forward on the track of growth and development holding fast to religious fundamentals and social values

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Saudi King Salman said that the government will continue working toward achieving the comprehensive development of all the regions in Saudi Arabia.

The King made the remarks during an audience with Minister of Labor Mofrej Al-Haqbani and a group of Saudi professionals working in the private sector from various regions of Saudi Arabia at Al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh on Monday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Addressing the gathering, King Salman said that Saudi Arabia is moving forward on the track of growth and development holding fast to religious fundamentals and social values.

“The State attaches great significance to the private sector as well as to technical and vocational training. Hence, it has enacted regulations and extended financial support generously to train the Saudi workforce as well as to nationalize technology so as to enable Saudi citizens to shoulder the responsibility of progress of the nation in various fields,” the King said, noting that the State has encouraged investment in this sector and strengthened the role of the private sector to become a partner complementing the efforts of the government in this respect.

King Salman said that Saudi Arabia is making its largest investments in developing human resources. “Sons and daughters of this nation have proved that they can shoulder the responsibility by benefiting from training programs provided to them and take up jobs to serve themselves as well as their society and nation. Some of them have won international prizes (for their outstanding performance) in this regard,” the King said.

Speaking on the occasion, Al-Haqbani congratulated the King on the occasion of the approval of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

“Saudi professionals who are honored to meet you today are carrying out a big responsibility for the growth of our precious nation. They represent one of the three parties of the production activity, apart from employers and the government. They also represent the outcome of the State’s efforts to build a strong and capable national workforce which can actively participate in advancing the process of development and progress as well as in upgrading the level of production and productivity.”

The minister also noted that the professionals are fully aware of their duties and responsibilities toward their nation.

“They are keen on extending cooperation to employers in the private sector considering that this sector is an engine for development and a generator of employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women,” he said.

This article first appeared in the Saudi Gazette on Apr. 27, 2016.