King Fahd press distributes 7 million copies of Qur’an

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Updated 03 August 2013
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King Fahd press distributes 7 million copies of Qur’an

The general secretariat of the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an in Madinah distributed 7 million copies of the Holy Qur’an and related Islamic publications until July 8, a report from the complex said on Friday.
These include 4.85 million copies of the Holy Qur’an, 1.6 million copies of the Holy Book in smaller segments and 289,000 translations into various languages, in addition to 256,000 copies of other books, the report said.
The annual report said 81.23 percent of the 1,637 workers at the complex are Saudi. While 6.79 million copies were distributed in the Kingdom, 225,439 copies were distributed abroad.
The complex received between 2,500 and 4,000 visitors daily. Each visitor is presented with a copy of the Holy Qur’an, the report said.
While the King Fahd complex participated in eight exhibitions in the Kingdom and 10 abroad, it conducted training programs for 347 trainees in the period, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.


Saudi Crown Prince meets Chinese vice premier

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Saudi Crown Prince meets Chinese vice premier

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng at the Great Hall of the People on Friday before attending a China-Saudi cooperation forum. 
The forum was followed by a ceremony to sign agreements including those on petroleum, the chemical industry, investment, renewable energy and anti-terrorism.
Saudi Arabia is one of China's top crude oil suppliers and an important market for its exports. Mohammed bin Salman is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping later on Friday.
The Crown Prince's visit is the third leg of his Asia tour, which has taken him to India and Pakistan.