King Saud University, Health Ministry sign MoU on cooperation

KSU, Health Ministry officials hold cordial talks after signing the MoU between the two sides. (SPA)
Updated 10 April 2017
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King Saud University, Health Ministry sign MoU on cooperation

RIYADH: King Saud University (KSU) and the Health Ministry have agreed to exchange experiences in the fields of training, research and development, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Deputy Health Minister Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Dhuaili and KSU Rector Dr. Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect at KSU Medical City. The MoU aims to enhance cooperation between the two sides in training pharmacy college students in public and privately owned pharmacies, and to facilitate their research projects.
The deal also aims to promote the profession of pharmacy and provide treatment services by trainee students in community pharmacies.
The dean of the KSU pharmacy faculty, Dr. Ous bin Ibrahim Al-Shamsan, said the MoU aims to furnish the Saudi labor market with highly experienced national cadres to implement Vision 2030.
The KSU has previously signed other cooperation deals with local, regional and global institutions and organizations.
In January, the KSU signed an MoU with Qatar University to promote research cooperation, build national human capital and strengthen research networks in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.


Saudi Arabia ‘strongly condemns’ Houthi attack on Yemen UN monitors

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Saudi Arabia ‘strongly condemns’ Houthi attack on Yemen UN monitors

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Friday strongly condemned the targeting of “UN personnel by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen” after cease-fire monitors came under fire.
The attack took place on Thursday in Hodeidah, where a truce agreed in talks in Sweden came into force last month.
The Houthi militia “have violated their signed commitments in Stockholm and continue to flout international law and escalate their aggression against the Yemeni people,” Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States Prince Khalid bin Salman tweeted on Friday.


The UN said one round of small arms fire struck a UN-marked armored vehicle that was part of convoy carrying chief monitor Patrick Cammaert.
The UN monitors arrived in Hodeida — the entry point for the bulk of Yemen’s imports — on Dec. 23. The UN Security Council this week agreed to expand the force to 75 monitors.