DAVOS — Minister of Investment Eng. Khalid Al-Falih said Saudi Arabia would welcome more talented and skilled expatriate workers.

“Expats are a key part of Saudi Arabia’s development story and the number of expats coming to the Kingdom will increase in quality as our economy becomes more sophisticated and diverse,” he said. he said Wednesday before the World Economic Forum. .

Al-Falih noted that since the establishment of Saudi Arabia, the development of social, economic and other key sectors is supported by the integration of expatriates, who are the hosts of the Kingdom,” he said, while noting that nearly 10 million expatriates represent 30% of the Saudi population.

The expatriate population includes working men and women and their families. More and more expatriate women are working in the health and education sectors.

Echoing the same view, Economy and Planning Minister Faisal Al-Ibrahim said Saudi Arabia was becoming increasingly attractive to people around the world.

“We are keen to facilitate access to talent and talents in our journey towards economic and social growth,” he said.

Al-Ibrahim said the quality of life program, one of the achievement programs of Vision 2030, achieved its goal well before its deadline.

“I believe that the robust growth of Saudi Arabia will have to witness the participation of people from all over the world, and that these foreigners will make Saudi Arabia their second home,” he said during a speech at the Davos Forum.

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