Saudi Arabia, third destination for migrants in the world


RIYADH — Saudi Arabia is the third largest destination for international migrants among countries in the world.

The Kingdom has become a global destination for business and investment by attracting 13.5 million expatriates to work in the Kingdom, according to the World Migration Report 2022, published by the United Nations International Organization for Migration. migration (IOM).

The report shows that the United States of America has been the main destination country for international migrants since 1970. Since then, the number of foreign-born people residing in the country has more than quadrupled, from less than 12 million in 1970 to nearly 50.6 million in 2019. Germany, the second destination for migrants, has also seen an increase over the years, rising from 8.9 million in 2000 to nearly 16 million in 2020.

Saudi Arabia comes third with 13.5 migrants, followed by Russia, the UK, France, the United Arab Emirates and Canada.

It should be noted that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said earlier that by 2030, Saudi Arabia wants the population of the Kingdom to reach over 50 million, at an equal rate of 25 million citizens, and the same number of expatriates.

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