RIYADH: Ahmad Al-Rajhi, Saudi Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, honored leading personalities, projects and civil service initiatives, in the fields of labor and development in Saudi Arabia and GCC countries, on Sunday.

The event was attended by Dr Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf, Secretary General of the GCC as well as ministers from the civil service, labor and social development departments. Among those who were honored was Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Chairman, Dr Hilal Al-Sayer.

During the event, which aims to encourage Saudi and GCC citizens to undertake their responsibilities in building labor capacity in the region, Al-Rajhi honored 23 distinguished skilled personnel affiliated to the civil service departments and 19 leading companies and institutions in the field of job localization and transformation, in addition to distinguished small enterprises in the field of labor, as well as 18 personalities and projects in the field of social work. The event took place on the sidelines of the GCC ministerial meetings hosted by Saudi Arabia on Sept 25 and 26 in Riyadh. - KUNA