Makkah governor participates in World Youth Forum in Egypt

Prince Khalid Al-Faisal
Updated 07 November 2017
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Makkah governor participates in World Youth Forum in Egypt

JEDDAH: On behalf of King Salman, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to the king and governor of Makkah, participated in the World Youth Forum held in Sharm El-Sheikh which was inaugurated on Monday by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
The World Youth Forum, which aims for achieving peace, prosperity, harmony and progress in the entire world, is being held on Nov. 4-10.
In his opening speech, the Egyptian president confirmed that terrorism violates and degrades humanity, stressing that resistance to terrorism is the right of all humanity.
The forum will hold 46 sessions and workshops including global youth issues, sustainable development, technology, entrepreneurship, issues of civilizations and cultures, issues of terrorism, extremism and illegal immigration.
The hashtag (WeNeedToTalk) was launched by the organizing committee to highlight the necessity of dialogue with the youth in Egypt and exchanging views with global youth to help to share ideas and ambitions.
The forum, which is attended by more than 3,000 people from 52 countries, includes heads of state and international youth figures.


King Faisal Prize: Rewarding services to all of humanity

Updated 26 March 2019
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King Faisal Prize: Rewarding services to all of humanity

RIYADH: Prince Turki Al-Faisal’s father, the late King Faisal, was a beacon of aspiration and hope. 

During his reign, the first girls’ schools were introduced, and he focused on educating the Saudi population as a whole to promote peace. 

The King Faisal Foundation was founded by King Faisal’s sons and daughters to commemorate his memory and vision. 

The significance of the annual King Faisal Prize (KFP) dates back to when a reporter asked him how he saw Saudi Arabia in 50 years’ time. 

The king responded: “I see Saudi Arabia in 50 years’ time as a wellspring of radiance for humanity.” 

The root of the foundation and the prize stems from his vision for all of humanity: Peace through education.

“The prize was established by the King Faisal Foundation soon after the foundation was formed,” Prince Turki told Arab News.

“It carries the message that the welfare of humanity is the primary importance of service to humanity,” he said. 

“The versatility of Islam is celebrating knowledge for all nationalities. As the first verse in the Holy Qur’an was ‘Read,’” Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Subayyil, secretary-general of KFP, told Arab News. 

“This a universal dialogue between all nationalities and scientific fields, which seeks peace through knowledge.” he said.  

The significance of the Prize shows that: “This is the real Islam and this prize in the country of the Two Holy mosques represents that we are trying to observe the teaching of Islam and its implementation through the prize, which is the encouragement of science and introducing knowledge to people,” Al-Subayyil said.