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.


KSA, Mauritania sign MoU to promote moderate values in society

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KSA, Mauritania sign MoU to promote moderate values in society

  • The Mauritanian minister hailed the strong bonds and historical relations between the two countries and their cooperation in many fields
JEDDAH: The Saudi Islamic Affairs Ministry on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mauritania’s Islamic Affairs Ministry to increase cooperation in different fields and to promote the concepts of moderation in Islam.
The MoU was signed between Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdulatif Al-Asheikh and his Mauritanian counterpart Ahmed Ould Ahl Dawood at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs headquarters in Riyadh.
The MoU included nine main articles. It envisages cooperation in introducing Islam and its position on contemporary issues, serving the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah, and cooperation in mosque affairs, their construction and maintenance.
In addition to that, the two sides will work under this MoU to adopt and propose programs to explain and promote concepts of moderation in Islam and assist the progress and advancement of Muslim nation in various fields.
The two sides will also share information, coordinate their efforts during international events, and cooperate in preparing studies and conducting research related to protecting, reviving and spreading Islamic heritage.
The MoU also stated that the two sides shall encourage the exchange of visits at various levels, participate in Islamic seminars and conferences held in both countries, and form a joint committee for the implementation of the MoU’s content.
The MoU concluded that the Hijri date is to be used in all correspondence between the two sides. The MoU shall enter into force on the date of its signature between the two sides and it shall be implemented within five years and will be automatically renewed for the similar duration unless one side informs the other that they wish to amend or terminate it.
Al-Asheikh said: “This memorandum of understanding comes under the guidance of King Salman and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz in the framework of the distinguished historical relations between the two countries, especially in serving Islam and Muslims.”
He referred to what has been achieved through Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent visit to Mauritania, which was the first visit of a senior Saudi official to Mauritania in four decades to strengthen relations between the two countries to unprecedented levels.
Al-Asheikh pointed out that the MoU will promote joint cooperation in various fields.
The Mauritanian minister hailed the strong bonds and historical relations between the two countries and their cooperation in many fields.
He also praised the articles of the MoU, which he described as important and historical.