Saudi education minister signs cooperation agreement with Swedish counterpart

Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa
Updated 17 September 2017
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Saudi education minister signs cooperation agreement with Swedish counterpart

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Education Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa signed a cooperation agreement with Swedish Minister of Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson during Al-Issa’s official visit to Sweden.
The agreement includes 16 articles to enhance educational cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of visits between education officials, researchers and staff members.
The two ministers discussed aspects to facilitate cooperation between universities in both countries. They also agreed to increase the number of Saudi scholarships to Swedish universities.
The meeting was attended by Salem Al-Malik, consultant and general supervisor for international cooperation at the Saudi Ministry of Education, Saudi Ambassador to Sweden Abdul Aziz Al-Zaid, and the Swedish ambassador to the Kingdom.
During his visit to Sweden, Al-Issa held meetings with chancellors of four Swedish universities in the presence of a representative of the Swedish Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the chairman of the Swedish Research Organization.


13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018. (SPA)
Updated 17 June 2019
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13,230 families benefit from ‘Sakani’ program in Saudi Arabia

  • More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018

RIYADH: The Ministry of Housing’s “Sakani” program has helped 13,230 families registered on its Real Estate Development Fund list with housing options and finance solutions during May.
This includes 5,835 families who live in their own homes, bringing the total number of families benefiting from the program in different regions of the Kingdom since the start of the year to 68,195.
The Sakani program announced the names of beneficiaries and their national ID numbers through the link https://sakani-names.housing.sa or via the program portal.
More than 157,000 families benefited from the program during 2018.
Ministry of Housing spokesman Saif Al-Suwailem said that Sakani continues to provide its services to beneficiaries according to their needs and abilities. The ministry is keen to provide better services in line with the “Eskan” program, one of the Saudi Vision 2030 initiatives that aims to raise the proportion of residential ownership to 70 percent by 2030.
As part of Sakani’s efforts to provide suitable housing options, the program began to implement 53 new housing projects in different regions of the Kingdom, characterized by affordable prices for a large segment of citizens registered on the lists of the Ministry of Housing.
Al-Suwailem said that the ministry was keen to find solutions for Saudi families that help them to own the right home for them. SPA Riyadh