New center to provide information about Saudi Arabia, aimed at international media

Updated 28 August 2017
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New center to provide information about Saudi Arabia, aimed at international media

JEDDAH: A new communications center will broadcast information about Saudi Arabia to regional and international media.
The International Communication Center is aimed at strengthening relations with international media and adopting a policy of openness, the Ministry of Culture and Information said. It will have an associated Twitter account and will broadcast in English, French and German.
The center “will periodically broadcast information and documented facts about the events, humanitarian actions and services that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia performs,” the ministry said.
It can be contacted by phone on 00966595455467, by e-mail on [email protected] and on the Twitter account @CICSaudi.


Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

Updated 19 July 2019
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Islamic, European officials plan support for Sudan

JEDDAH: Support for Sudan in the wake of a new deal on civilian rule was among items discussed during a meeting between leading Islamic and European officials in Saudi Arabia.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, received Finnish foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, in Jeddah. Finland currently holds the rotational presidency of the Council of the EU.
Al-Othaimeen and Haavisto had a constructive exchange of views on common issues with particular focus on Sudan after civilian and military leaders signed an agreement aimed at installing a civilian administration.
The deal came after three months of deadlock since Omar Bashir was deposed as president, and the two officials discussed ways to back Khartoum in its transitional phase.
The secretary-general commended the role of Finland and the EU in promoting peace, security, stability and development in different parts of the world and expressed the OIC’s readiness to engage in issues of mutual interest.
Haavisto praised the role of the OIC in promoting the culture of peace, dialogue and understanding, noting the organization’s vast experience in leading peace building initiatives among its member states in collaboration with other partners.