What is the project about
Saudi Arabia, under the prudent leadership of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Ibn Abdulaziz, has launched the Saudi Vision 2030, which is seeking to achieve a diversified, prosperous economy. In achieving this vision, it is expected that all ministries and Government bodies would strive for organizational excellence, improving their services and qualified personnel, and building high-performing manpower. Looking at the vision, it is evident that it urges Saudi Arabia to open up to the external world, and the need to improve the consular services, as well as strengthening the positive image of the Kingdom, enhancing the regional relations. This accentuates the role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in realization of the Vision 2030. Further, this advances the importance of cooperation with the United Nations System, with particular emphasis on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
In this respect, an umbrella programme document to provide advisory services has been recently signed between the MoFA and UNDP. This cooperation will translate the Ministry’s strategic objectives into a number of strategic pillars under which respective initiatives will be undertaken. Such pillars include strengthening the public diplomacy and promoting the international representation of Saudi Arabia. This cooperation framework is designed to be implemented within a four-year period of time matching the framework of both the Strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP Country Programme Document.
The project is still in the preparatory phase and the implementation will be initiated soon.