Saudi students organize 2nd forum on Vision 2030 in UK

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Updated 05 March 2017
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Saudi students organize 2nd forum on Vision 2030 in UK

RIYADH: Saudi scholarship students in the UK on Friday organized their second forum on Vision 2030 at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, the SPA reported.
The event, sponsored by Ambassador Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz and supervised by the Saudi Cultural Mission in London, aimed to shed light on key features of Vision 2030. The event was opened by the acting cultural attaché, Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Naim.
Heriot-Watt University officials and guests saw an exhibition accompanying the forum, which contained artwork depicting national, technical and cultural features of Saudi students in the UK.
The assistant attaché for cultural and social affairs, Nasir bin Abdullah bin Ghali, addressed the event and praised the forum, which he said is an important part of the Cultural Mission’s programs aimed at linking scholarship students with Vision 2030.
He said Vision 2030 aims to create a strong national identity depending on Saudi youths, including scholarship students, who are providing hope and ambition through these forums in various British cities.
British officials representing Scottish universities appreciated the excellence and good interactions of Saudi students in British universities.
A documentary on the features, programs and objectives of Vision 2030 was presented. The documentary also showcased the achievements of Saudi students in scientific research, which has earned them reputable global awards.
A panel discussion contained successful Saudi examples in scientific research and entrepreneurship. Some speakers dealt with the objectives and features of Vision 2030.
Before Edinburgh, the first forum was at Birmingham University last February, while the third is scheduled for March in London.


Saudi naval forces rescue sick French sailor

Updated 16 February 2019
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Saudi naval forces rescue sick French sailor

  • The sailor was suffering from internal bleeding and was 112 kilometers east of the Farasan Islands, a group of 84 coral islands that form an archipelago in the Red Sea
  • Maritime units were deployed to provide medical assistance and coordinate the rescue effort

JEDDAH: Royal Saudi Naval Forces and the Saudi Arabian Border Guards rescued a 72-year-old French sailor after he fell ill while on a yacht in international waters.
A Border Guards spokesman, Lt. Musfer Al-Quraini, said the search and rescue coordination center in Jeddah (JMRCC) had been contacted by the French Gris-Nez Maritime Rescue Coordination Center to report that a crew member on the yacht had experienced a severe medical condition requiring evacuation.
He was suffering from internal bleeding and was 112 kilometers east of the Farasan Islands, a group of 84 coral islands that form an archipelago in the Red Sea.
The JMRCC located the boat, contacted its captain and liaised with a doctor at Jeddah’s King Fahd Hospital to provide medical guidance until the evacuation could be carried out.
Maritime units were deployed to provide medical assistance and coordinate the rescue effort.
The patient was evacuated by helicopter and moved to Prince Mohammed bin Nasser Hospital in the southwestern port city of Jazan, where he received medical treatment. He is in a stable condition.
The yacht was accompanied to Jazan, following coordination with the port’s administration.
The French Gris-Nez Maritime Rescue Coordination Center thanked the JMRCC for rescuing the sailor.