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.


Riyadh Art will transform capital into open art exhibition

Updated 22 March 2019
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Riyadh Art will transform capital into open art exhibition

RIYADH: Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday, for the launch of several projects aimed at improving the quality of life in the Kingdom, including Riyadh Art — a project that will reportedly involve the world’s largest government investment in public art.
Prince Badr said in a statement that Riyadh Art, through the implementation of more than 1,000 works of art, will transform the capital city into “an open art exhibition” reflecting the spirit of Saudi Arabian traditions in a modern way.
By bringing together artists and specialists from across the world, he added, the Kingdom will reap intangible returns, including intellectual and aesthetic enrichment.