1998 News Story

Shura Council meeting

The Consultative Council (Majlis Al-Shura) met today under the chairmanship of Sheikh

Muhammad Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Jubeir, who briefed the council on his recent tour of Asia,

reporting successful talks with senior officials in Bangladesh and Japan and commending the

appreciation he had experienced towards the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its

wise policy on Arab, Islamic and international issues, and its good efforts for peace and

security in the world. The council approved a number of resolutions, including

recommendations presented by the ad hoc committee on recruitment of foreign labor, which

aim at restricting the flow of foreign laborers into the Kingdom, providing training for Saudi

laborers who would like to join the private sector, and establishing a national data center

related to the workforce.