Saudi Shoura speaker meets media personnel

Abdullah Al-Asheikh
Updated 10 October 2017
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Saudi Shoura speaker meets media personnel

RIYADH: President of the Shoura Council Abdullah Al-Asheikh on Monday received a number of reporters, writers and participants in the fourth dialogue session on the comprehensive relationship between Shoura Council and media.
Al-Asheikh welcomed his guests at his office in Riyadh and briefed them on the council’s tasks, and the legislative and regulatory role played by the council and its committees, praising the role of reporters, writers and intellectuals in raising issues that matter to the Kingdom and its people.
He stressed the council’s concern for strengthening the relationship with members of society, stating that the council’s main goal is to take care of citizens and discuss their needs and urgent issues.
The council works hard in studying urgent national issues, seeks to improve the performance of governmental authorities and make a qualitative shift in the regulatory field by proposing regulations and amendments, he added.
He said that the council looks forward to reporters, opinions writers and intellectuals having an important role in the council’s informative and communicative strategy, and stated that the council benefits from constructive criticism in order to better assess its work.
The members of the council participating in the dialogue session stated that since Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program were adopted, the council decided to form a committee that keeps up with the decisions taken by the council to achieve the vision.
The members also called on reporters and writers to be accurate with their information, and not confuse the council’s work with other governmental bodies to avoid any misunderstanding or false information.
Citizens’ proposals and instructive criticism based on true and accurate information are always welcome by the council, they said.


Saudi Arabia’s Adel Al-Jubeir says terrorism has ‘no religion or race’ in wake of Christchurch attack

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Saudi Arabia’s Adel Al-Jubeir says terrorism has ‘no religion or race’ in wake of Christchurch attack

  • Al-Jubeir says world stands united in solidarity with Muslims
  • Praised NZ's prime minister, government and people for the response to attack

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said on Monday that the world stands united in solidarity with Muslims after the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand last week, which killed 50 people.

Taking to Twitter, Al-Jubeir also said that the incident proved that terrorism had "no religion or race."

He added: "New Zealand is a safe, peaceful and open country for all, and what the prime minister, the government and the people of New Zealand have done is proof of that."

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READ MORE ARAB NEWS COVERAGE OF CHRISTCHURCH ATTACKS HERE

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His statements follow condemnation of the attacks by King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The king was praised for his “strong and firm” response to Friday’s terrorist attack by Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Dr. Al-Othaimeen said: “The words of King Salman come as support for the OIC, its committees, institutions and administrations, to control and combat Islamophobia.”