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Minister of Justice Concludes his Visit to China

Justice Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council Sheikh Dr. Waleed Al-Sama'ani concluded today his visit to the People's Republic of China.

During the visit, he held several strategic talks with various Chinese senior officials in the field of judicial cooperation between the Kingdom and China .

Al-Sama'ani explained that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has complemented its field and intellectual efforts in the fight against terrorism, with all those involved in this crime being held accountable through clear, fast and accurate judicial procedures.

He pointed out that the relations with China in the judicial field had become more important with the increase of trade exchange between the two major countries in Asia; the steps were encouraged by the leaders of the both countries, especially after the recent successful visits made by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince, Vice President of Council of Ministers, Minister of Defense which had developed a strategic agreement reviving the ancient Silk Road, a symbol of trade exchange between China and the Arabian Peninsula throughout the ages. This success intersected with ambitious Saudi Vison 2030, which aimed at making use of the Kingdom's strategic location for economic development and prosperity.

Sheikh Dr. Al-Sama'ani presented an overview of the Saudi justice system and its guarantees complying with internationally recognized fair trial standards. He also discussed the three levels of litigation in the Kingdom, which were among the most important guarantees of the Saudi justice system.

He explained that adjudication of trade disputes had two tracks. The first track was settlement through the commercial judiciary represented by the Specialized Commercial Court, which was recently assigned in line with the Kingdom's steps towards improving and expediting the commercial justice system to suit major Saudi Vision 2030 projects. The second track was settlement through commercial arbitration, as the Kingdom had recently established the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration, which would take care of swift dispute settlement and procedural flexibility and effectiveness.

Dr. Al-Sama'ani said that commercial judicial work was governed by many laws characterized by flexibility, efficiency, and constant development due to the speed and development required by commercial cases since time was very important for traders. Saudi commercial laws aimed at swift and fair determination of disputes. The Kingdom had Corporate Law and many other commercial codes, which the Kingdom was keen on developing, restructuring and correcting to comply with any changes and developments. The Kingdom was also about to adopt regulations that supported business, such as the Bankruptcy Law, expected to be released soon.

“Regarding the enforcement of rulings, the Kingdom has established special courts to enforce various judicial rulings, commercial papers and documents recognized as execution writs under the Enforcement Code and its executive regulations. These courts guarantee swift enforcement and restoration of rights via several methods they are empowered to adopt,” Al-Sama’ani added.

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