Muslim World League chief, Singaporean president hold talks to promote tolerance, human coexistence

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean presents an award to MWL Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa in Singapore on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 18 October 2017
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Muslim World League chief, Singaporean president hold talks to promote tolerance, human coexistence

JEDDAH: The president of the Republic of Singapore, Halimah Yacob, has received and welcomed the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who’s currently visiting Singapore.
During the reception, several topics related to promoting tolerance and human coexistence were discussed.
Moreover, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean and Minister for Home Affairs Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam also met with Al-Issa and discussed several topics of mutual interest.
An award was presented to Al-Issa by Singapore’s deputy prime minister in recognition of the MWL’s efforts in promoting intercultural and interreligious communication, and its activities that aim to instill and spread the values of moderation and tolerance among human communities in order to achieve world peace.
The reception was held under the patronage of Singapore’s deputy prime Minister and attended by a group of Singaporean diplomats, officials and leaders.


King Salman receives Saudi education officials

King Salman receives officials of theMinistry of Education and Saudi universities at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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King Salman receives Saudi education officials

  • The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country

RIYADH: Top officials of the Ministry of Education and Kingdom’s universities on Monday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. 

The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country. Saudi Arabia ranks as the largest market for education services in the region, and it also accounts for a growing number of students enrolled in the kindergarten to grade 12 education system in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. 

Strong government support over the past few years has led to the continuous expansion of the education sector by inviting private players to enter the space.

According to a study conducted by Research and Markets, the higher education industry of the Kingdom inclined at a single digit compound annual growth rate during the period 2012-2017. 

The establishment of new universities due to increased investments in the education sector was the key contributor to the augmented revenues generated by the market players.