Young entrepreneurs asked to contribute to country’s development

Updated 17 December 2013
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Young entrepreneurs asked to contribute to country’s development

Riyadh Gov. Prince Khaled bin Bandar on Sunday honored a group of 30 young Saudi entrepreneurs and encouraged them to participate in constructive activities to boost the Kingdom’s development.
The honoring ceremony was organized by the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) in collaboration with Forbes Middle East magazine at the Ritz Carlton.
Prince Muhammad bin Salman, chairman of the Prince Salman Center for Youth, won the award for “Personality of the Year” aimed at supporting entrepreneurs in the Kingdom.
Prince Khaled honored the 30 young men and women entrepreneurs who excelled in the fields of logistics, fashion, contracting, food, marketing, children’s luxury goods, advertising, sports, human resources, retail, alternative energy, consultancy, environment, electronics, travel and tourism, trading, floristry, health care, education, document management, media and multimedia.
The governor also presented mementos to the young men and women entrepreneurs.
Prince Khaled said he was delighted to honor the distinguished group of young entrepreneurs from all regions of the Kingdom, who ensured a bright future for themselves through sheer hard work and dedication.
He also praised the efforts of the young people and conveyed his good wishes for the success of the entrepreneurs, and urged them to “study hard and work tirelessly because it is the first step for success in any arena.”
He also stressed the need for the young people to continue serving their nation.
Speaking on the occasion, Nasser bin Aqeel Al-Tayyar, president of Arab Publisher House and the exclusive publisher of Forbes Middle East, said: “I thank Prince Khaled for his attention and support to encourage the young people to work together in building a generation of entrepreneurs with creative ideas.”


Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture takes part in UN event

Updated 42 min 36 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture takes part in UN event

  • Culture and Sustainable Development conference was held at UN headquarters in New York
  • Dr. Afnan bint Abdullah Al-Shuaibi, the general supervisor for International Relations at the Ministry of Culture, delivered the Kingdom’s speech

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture took part in a preservation of culture event organized by the United Nations on Tuesday.
The Culture and Sustainable Development conference was held at the UN headquarters in New York with an international delegation and in conjunction with UNESCO’s “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.”
Dr. Afnan bint Abdullah Al-Shuaibi, the general supervisor for International Relations at the Ministry of Culture, delivered the Kingdom’s speech at the conference in which she affirmed that culture is an essential part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.