JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Wednesday 30 January 2013
Last update 29 January 2013 5:53 am
Interior Minister Prince Muhammad bin Naif yesterday officiated a ceremony of the Civil Defense Department in Arafat, near Makkah to mark the graduation of 2,508 officers.
Earlier on arrival at the military parade ground, Prince Muhammad was greeted by Lt. Gen. Saad Al-Tuwaijri, director general of the department, Maj. Gen. Suleiman Al-Amar, deputy director general, and other senior officers.
Addressing the ceremony, Gen. Al-Tuwaijri highlighted his department’s achievements since it was established by King Abdul Aziz about 88 years ago.
“The department has now the most advanced equipment and facilities and well-trained officers,” the general said. The graduates paraded in front of the minister with their equipment. They also displayed the skills they gained during the training program.