Chair for volunteer work studies opened at IMSIU

Updated 21 March 2013
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Chair for volunteer work studies opened at IMSIU

Prince Mohammad bin Fahd, chairman of the Prince Mohammad bin Fahd Foundation for Humanitarian Development (PMFHD) has inaugurated a new chair for volunteer work studies in his name at Imam Mohammad ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU) in Riyadh on Monday.
“The chair is part of the comprehensive activities of PMFHD that works for youth development, providing low-cost housing, the development of women and social rehabilitation,” said Prince Mohammad.
The foundation also has a college for ophthalmology, a chair for youth initiatives, a fund for the industry’s development for youth, Princess Nouf bint Mohammad for the support of women who work, a chair for civilizations studies. It also gives out an award for charity work services.
Prince Mohammad said the move comes as part of strategic action plan of the foundation, which aimed at creating chairs and programs in various fields. These would mainly be focused on the rehabilitation of young people in several universities and educational institutions in the country. Prince Turki bin Mohammed, PMFHD’s chairman of the executive committee said the foundation has completed all preparation of a strategic action plan for the next three years. This is aimed at human development in several areas in the Kingdom by offering practical programs and projects to meet the needs of beneficiaries.
“The organization seeks to target larger numbers of beneficiaries for its programs to cover all parts of the Kingdom,” said Prince Turki.
The visit comes within the framework of the existing cooperation between PMFHD and the IMSIU.

 


King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

Updated 45 min 35 sec ago
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King Salman convenes summit of Gulf and Arab states

  • Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Islamic Summit

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Islamic Summit.

According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement, King Salman has sent an invitation to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and leaders of other Arab countries to two summits to discuss the recent attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis in the UAE and on Saudi Arabia's oil pipelines and their repercussions on the region. 

“The attack on ships in the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates and the terrorist-backed Iran-backed Houthi militias’ attack on two oil pumping stations in the Kingdom have serious implications for regional and international peace and security and for the supply and stability of world oil markets,” the foreign ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.