Dr. Saad bin Othman Al-Kasabi, Governor of Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), said that the Kingdom's organization for Riyadh International Standards Summit comes as a true translation of the aspirations of our wise leadership to strengthen the Kingdom's leadership in all fields.
He explained that Riyadh International Standards Summit, which will be held virtually on Wednesday 18 Rabi` al-Awwal 1442 AH, corresponding to 4 November 2020, is the first summit of its kind at the level of meetings and events of G20 countries.
Pointing out that it is a national Saudi initiative that all specialists and those interested in standards are proud of, stressing that this initiative was met with great support and interest by global and regional bodies, confirming the importance and role of the Kingdom in leading global efforts in various fields.
Al-Kasabi stressed that the field of standards plays a pivotal role in supporting the economy and industry, and enhancing trade exchange between countries. In addition, standards enhance the institutional capabilities in facing crises and challenges.
SASO Governor indicated that national and international standardization organizations have made many efforts to support the government, private and non-profit institutions, by enabling them to implement the requirements of many standards related to risk management, business continuity, volunteering, and medical devices.
Riyadh International Standards Summit is under the patronage of the Minister of Commerce, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Kassabi, and organized by SASO and G20 Saudi Secretariat, with the participation of a number of national and international bodies such as the Saudi Food and Drug Authority(SFDA), Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), International Organization for Standardization(ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and International Telecommunication Union (ITU).