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.


Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 22 February 2019
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Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.