More than 100 young divers to take part in Red Sea cleanup

Updated 14 February 2014
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More than 100 young divers to take part in Red Sea cleanup

In a unique move to maintain ecological balance, over 100 young divers are planning to clean the Red Sea bed to save the corals and sea animals to protect the environment.
The cleaning operation being launched under the slogan “Environment without Waste” and under the patronage of Jeddah Gov. Prince Misha’al bin Majed will start on Feb. 20 in front of Hilton Hotel Corniche to save the environment, rehabilitation and protection of coral growth, the life source for over 80 percent of aquatic creatures.
The divers will clean the algae accumulated on the surface of the sea that block sun rays, coral surface, and remove the waste people throw into the sea and fishing strings left behind by fishermen.
In the program, 150 students will also participate to distribute awareness brochures on the importance of environmental safety and help the divers in this program to maintain the cleanliness of the depths of the sea, the coral reefs that are home to many fish and sea creatures.
The program is being organized by the National Company for Petrochemical Industries Co. (NATPET) and Century Events as part of their social responsibility for environmental protection, particularly in maintaining life in the sea, especially coral reefs.
NAPTET CEO Jamal Jamil Malika said that they are sponsoring the event as part of the company social responsibility toward environmental preservation. “Environmental preservation is an important objective of the company, and it is our duty to serve the community and maintain sustainable resources. The program is being held under the aegis of the Union of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals, which aims to increase awareness about disposal of waste in a responsible manner,” he said.
He said the goal of this event is to motivate school students to refrain from littering, and collecting the waste instead, and assist in recycling to protect marine environment.
Ahmed Sahab, CEO of Century Events, said the event is one of the many awareness messages carried out by Century Events as part of its social responsibility activities.


Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Updated 26 April 2019
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Al-Jubeir meets UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

LONDON: Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir met the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the British Foreign Office in London on Thursday.

The two sides held talks during which they reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries and regional and international developments.

The meeting was attended by the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber.

Al-Jubeir also met with Minister of State for the Middle East Alistair Burt and a number of UK Parliament members at the Saudi Embassy in London.

Earlier, Hunt highlighted the strategic partnership between Britain and Saudi Arabia and said that it would help British efforts to end the war in Yemen. “The strategic relationship that the UK has with Saudi Arabia is what allows us to have a huge influence in bringing about peace in Yemen,” he said.