Iraqi parliamentarian delegation in Saudi Arabia

Updated 15 November 2017
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Iraqi parliamentarian delegation in Saudi Arabia

BAGHDAD: A senior Iraqi parliamentary delegation is visiting Saudi Arabia in the context of rapprochement between Riyadh and Baghdad.

The delegation is expected to meet King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir.

The delegation will also hold meetings with Abdullah ibn Muhammad Al ash-Sheikh, the chairman of the Shoura Council, and members of the council.

The head of the Iraq-Saudi Friendship Committee stressed that the visit will witness the announcement about the formation of this committee which aims to enhance cooperation between representatives of the two nations, facilitate the work of governments, and set up agreements serving the interests of both countries.


Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

Updated 19 July 2018
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Saudi communications minister receives youngest Saudi female journalist

RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Abdullah Al-Sawah stressed the Kingdom's need to discover and support local talent.
He said that the ministry has paid increasing attention to technical talents, which has been represented through the organization of several events, the latest of which was the "Hackathon Digital Machines."
The event was aimed at creating a conducive environment to develop the capabilities of the digital youth and invest in their creative potential to maximize returns.
Al-Sawah noted that the event also aimed at "harnessing their abilities to develop the digital transformation process," calling for intensified and unified efforts in order to invest in Saudi talents for the benefit of the nation.
The minister was speaking during a meeting with Marian Taher Saleh, the youngest Saudi female journalist, alongside with her father.
Al-Sawah praised the role of her family, who have been supporting her from the beginning till she was able to enter the media field, expressing his appreciation for her media achievements.
For his part, Saleh's father expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the minister for his hospitality, appreciation and encouragement for his daughter.