RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb met Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Program Maimunah Mohammed Sharif to discuss boosting quality of life in the Kingdom’s cities as part of Vision 2030.
Cooperation between the Kingdom’s Quality of Life Program and the UN program was also discussed, especially governing standards for its application in the Middle East.
The UN program aims to promote a better urban future, including the sustainable and fair development of human settlements.
The Quality of Life Program is one of the programs that seeks to achieve the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.
Five years ago, Saudi Arabia’s leadership unveiled a strategic plan designed to transform the Kingdom’s economy, reduce its dependence on oil, and nurture a “vibrant society … characterized by strong roots and strong foundations that emphasize moderate Islam, national pride, Saudi heritage and Islamic culture.”
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