Draft MoU against corruption

Cabinet nod for UNDP cooperation for risk management against graft


Saudi Gazette report

Riyadh —
The Council of Ministers on Tuesday authorized president of the National Anti-Corruption Commission or his deputy to discuss with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) about preparing a draft memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two sides in a project for risk management against corruption in government agencies.

The commission is tasked with submitting the MoU to the Cabinet for completing the legal procedures.

The Council of Ministers hoped that the King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) project in the Eastern Province would propel the Kingdom’s position as a regional and global energy hub by developing a competitive Saudi industries and services sector at the international level.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman chaired the weekly session of the Cabinet at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

Minister of the Media Awwad Al-Awwad said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency following the session that the Cabinet noted that SPARK would be instrumental in supporting Saudi Arabia’s strategic economic development initiatives, reflecting the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its operational programs.

Crown Prince inaugurated the King Salman Energy Park in the Eastern Province on Monday. The setting up of the 1st phase of SPARK will bring investment worth $1.6 billion.

Al-Awwad said the Cabinet lauded the speech of King Salman in the Gulf.

In the speech, the King cautioned against the Iranian regime’s aggressive policies in sponsoring terror forces and interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.

The King expressed confidence in the keenness of all members to preserve the integrity of the GCC and enhance its role at present and in future as well as on maintaining the security and stability of Gulf states and the region from the challenges and threats of extremist and terrorist forces.