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  • Ahmed Saleh

Council urges Arab nations to learn from Saudi AVL system experience

Alexandria, October 24, 2023, The 36th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Transport has emphasized the importance of Arab nations drawing from Saudi Arabia's expertise in implementing the automatic vehicle locating (AVL) system. This recommendation includes the installation of this system in both passenger and cargo transportation vehicles. Additionally, the council encouraged Arab countries to take advantage of Saudi Arabia's electronic transport document application and issuance procedures.

Saudi Arabia's efforts in this area aim to verify shipment information, monitor its progress, safeguard the rights of stakeholders involved in transportation, and strengthen security and regulatory aspects within the transportation sector. These measures contribute to the development of a comprehensive database that supports informed decision-making.

Furthermore, the council endorsed the appointment of Saudi Arabia as the deputy chair for the 2023-2025 term and welcomed the Kingdom's accession to the Arab Agreement to Regulate Passenger Land Transport across Arab states. Deputy Minister of Transport and Logistic Services, Rumaih Al-Rumaih, led the Saudi delegation at the 36th session of the council and its 71st executive office, held in Alexandria on October 23 and 24.

The session centered on discussions regarding the utilization of digital platforms and artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to enhance Arab cooperation. Its broader objective is to generate mutually agreed outcomes that pave the way for a prosperous future, promoting trade, streamlining exports, and attracting investments in the region.

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