Muslim World League congratulates Saudi King on naming new crown prince

Sheikh Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Makkah-based Muslim World League. (Photo courtesy: MWL)
Updated 21 June 2017
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Muslim World League congratulates Saudi King on naming new crown prince

JEDDAH: The Muslim World League congratulated King Salman on the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince and vice chairman of the Council of Ministers, while continuing in his role as defense minister.
Sheikh Mohammad Abdulkarim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Makkah-based Muslim World League, described the appointment of the new crown prince as successful and promising given the national and international prestige Mohammed bin Salman enjoys.
 In a statement issued Wednesday, Issa said Prince Mohammed bin Salman had always served his religion first, and his country, king and nation second. 
 Al-Issa hailed the crown prince’s “historic positions and achievements” in carrying out his tasks and responsibilities through his distinguished and valued presence in the national, Islamic, and international spheres.
 “The achievements of His Highness are an important addition, which translates the size of the leadership merit of this selection and appointment, which was carried out in accordance with successful procedural arrangements,” he said, adding that Saudi Arabia enjoys a further consolidation of its leading Islamic role and its distinguished international presence.
 Dr. Al-Issa explained that the responsibilities entrusted to Prince Mohammed bin Salman had an important and pivotal role in this consolidation. 
 According to Al-Issa, Mohammed bin Salman’s international communication had a prominent impact, which has been broadly witnessed through his efficiency as a leader and his positive performance on the political system, which benefited the Islamic nation, as well as his successful impact in the economic and development affairs.


Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

Updated 13 December 2018
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Saudi drivers to make racing history with debuts at Ad Diriyah

  • Two local heroes to take to the track in the first-ever Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY contest for production-based electric cars
  • Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to test Ad Diriyah track

RIYADH: Saudi motorsport has never looked so good as two drivers prepare for a historic debut in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the world’s first international championship for production-based electric cars, being launched at the racetrack created at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of Ad Diriyah.

Flying the flag for Saudi Arabia, the General Sports Authority (SAMF) and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF), Ahmed Bin Khanen and Bandar Alesayi of the Saudi Racing team will be among the first drivers to take to the track tomorrow.

Saudi fans can cheer them on during their free practice session at 3.45pm tomorrow (Friday, December 14), and see if they make it to the final of eTROPHY at 12.50pm on Saturday (December 15).

Ahmed Bin Khanen, Saudi Racing said: “It’s really great to be part of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Championship, especially as the first race is in Saudi Arabia with my family and friends. I hope to get a good race result and most importantly, make the race exciting for fans to watch.”

The Saturday eTrophy final precedes the main ABB FIA Formula E race, the 2018 ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix.

Single-day tickets from Friday at SR330 are still available at www.ad-diriyah-eprix.com, along with three-day tickets from SR950.