Cabinet Authorizes State to Cover Costs of Electronic Entry Visa Services for Hayya Card Holders


JEDDAH — The Cabinet, chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, on Tuesday afternoon at Al-Salam Palace here, approved the state’s commitment to bear the costs of electronic services – related to the platform of e-visa service at the Ministry of Interior – for issuance of entry visa to Saudi Arabia for holders of supporter tickets (Hayya card) of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

A Hayya card (fan ID) is a personalized document issued and required by every person attending any of the matches of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

The Cabinet also referred to the outcome of the 33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting, noting the pivotal role played by the OPEC+ group in achieving balance and stability in global oil markets, thereby supporting the ‘Mondial economy.

He also approved a memorandum of understanding between the Financial Investigation Unit of Saudi Arabia at the Presidency of State Security in Saudi Arabia and the Anti-Money Laundering Unit (MLCU) in Egypt regarding cooperation on the exchange of financial investigations related to money laundering and money related crimes. laundering and financing of extremism.

At the beginning of the session, the Cabinet was briefed on the contents of the two letters received by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Crown Prince from the President of the Republic of Korea, which spoke about the bilateral relations between the two countries. and ways to support and enhance them in various areas.

The Cabinet reviewed the recent talks and meetings that took place between Saudi Arabian officials and their counterparts in a number of countries, with the aim of strengthening the ties of cooperation and taking them to higher levels in a manner that serves common interests and strengthens bilateral relations and multilateral coordination to address global issues and challenges.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Acting Media Minister Dr. Majed Al-Qasabi said the Cabinet had said that Riyadh’s hosting of a regional office of the International Council of Airports for Asia-Pacific reflects Saudi Arabia’s progress in the global aviation sector. in line with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 concerning the incentive of international companies and organizations to establish their headquarters in Saudi Arabia.

The Council of Ministers also authorized the Foreign Minister to hold talks with the Japanese side regarding a draft Memorandum of Understanding on establishing a strategic dialogue between the Foreign Ministries of Saudi Arabia and Japan. .

He authorized the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Appeal and Guidance to discuss with the Nigerien side a draft memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Appeal and Guidance. Orientation in Saudi Arabia and the Nigerien Ministry of Interior, Public Security and Decentralization in Islamic Affairs. field.

He authorized the Minister of Tourism to discuss with the Kuwaiti side a draft Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia and the Ministry of Information and Culture of Kuwait for cooperation in the tourism sector.

The Council of Ministers authorized the Minister of Media and Chairman of the General Commission for Audiovisual Media to hold talks with the Iraqi side regarding a draft Memorandum of Understanding between the General Commission for Audiovisual Media in Saudi Arabia and the National Commission for communications and media in Iraq. — SPA

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