As per the terms of the MoU, the involved parties will organise training sessions and introductory programme for foreign media delegations.
The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) and the Saudi Broadcasting Authority have formalised their commitment to enhanced cooperation through the signing of a memorandum of understanding. The agreement outlines key areas of collaboration aimed at bolstering joint efforts in various fields, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
According to the terms of the agreement, the broadcasting authority will play a pivotal role in providing comprehensive media coverage and documentation for development projects financed by the fund in developing nations. Additionally, both organisations will engage in the exchange of knowledge and data, fostering a dynamic environment for collaborative learning. The partnership will also involve the organisation of joint training courses to further enhance their collective expertise.
The memorandum was signed by Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi, the head of the broadcasting authority, and Sultan Al-Murshid, the CEO of the development fund.
Al-Murshid emphasised that the two organisations had already been collaborating prior to the formal agreement, working together to highlight the impactful work of the development fund in beneficiary countries.
Speaking about the partnership, Al-Harthi said: “We are proud of this partnership with the SFD, which is in line with our policy to build partnerships with bodies whose work complements ours.” He also underscored the significance of the collaboration in aligning with the Kingdom’s commitment to international development assistance.
Highlighting the extensive scope of development projects, Al-Harthi noted that the SFD has been involved in constructing hospitals in more than 100 countries worldwide. He emphasised that this broad engagement reflects Saudi Arabia’s commitment to providing humanitarian aid and support to nations in need, and the collaboration aims to showcase this positive image to the global community.
The collaboration aligns with remarks made by Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, head of Saudi aid agency KSrelief, who previously stated in December 2022 that Saudi Arabia ranked first among global donor states for development assistance, based on data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.