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The Chairman of the National Society for Human Rights, Mr. Khalid bin Abdul Rahman Al-Fakhri, has praised the rapid development and qualitative shift witnessed by the public transport sector in the Kingdom that contributes to the quality of life, which is one of the most important goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. He has also stressed the importance of cooperation between the Society and the Public Transport Authority in the field of awareness and education for public transport users.

On Thursday 15/02/2024, there was a meeting with the Undersecretary of the Transport General Authority for Regulations and Legal Affairs, Mr. Abdulaziz bin Saud Al-Farraj, and a number of the Authority’s employees at the headquarters of the National Society for Human Rights, in the presence of a number of members and employees of the Society.

During the meeting, Al-Fakhri has highlighted the role played by the National Society for Human Rights as a civil society institution that aimed at protecting human rights in accordance with the Basic Law of Governance in the Kingdom, which comes mainly from the Qur’an and Sunnah and in accordance with the regulations in force, and what is stated in the obligations stipulated in declarations, charters, conventions and regional and international instruments on human rights. Besides, the Society provides opinions, proposals and recommendations to governmental and civil bodies and bodies in the field of human rights.

For his part, Al-Farraj has explained that the General Transport Authority is the regulatory and legislative authority for the rail, maritime and land transport industry in the Kingdom, and works to develop rail, sea and land transport activities in a way that provides an efficient and high-quality transport environment at an appropriate cost, based on the latest technologies. It also enhances investment opportunities in the transport industry in order to achieve the goals of economic and social development, and to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

At the end of the meeting, the two sides has stressed on the importance of cooperation between the two parties in order to achieve common goals, especially in the field of training, rehabilitation, awareness and the preparation of qualitative studies.