Saudi students connect with UN in support of SDGs

Progressive youths make up more than two-thirds of Saudi Arabia’s growing population.
Updated 22 November 2017
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Saudi students connect with UN in support of SDGs

JEDDAH: Business communications provider Western Experts Saudi Arabia is hosting a series of virtual roundtables on sustainable development with students from King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh. The roundtables will be powered by real-time video communication solutions from Avaya.
Following the recent UN Day, and in collaboration with the UN division for sustainable development, this initiative aims to share best practices on social responsibility and sustainability.
The all-female initiative will help equip KSU students to address some of the world’s greatest challenges, including poverty and climate change, in line with the Vision 2030, the blueprint for the Kingdom’s future development.
“Together, Saudi women and men have achieved impressive development in just one year, and we’re proud to be part of a stronger, more collaborative Kingdom,” said Fadi Hani, vice president, Avaya Middle East, Africa and Turkey. “Through collaborative communications solutions, ambitious Saudi youth have been able to leverage global expertise from top institutes, straight from their offices and homes.”
Abdullah Al-Sultan, CEO of Western Experts Saudi Arabia, said: “Progressive youths make up more than two-thirds of Saudi Arabia’s growing population. Encouraged by Saudi Vision 2030, students at King Saud University are focused on addressing regional and global challenges using a sustainable approach.”


US Secretary of State Pompeo meets with Saudi King Salman

Updated 24 min 41 sec ago
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US Secretary of State Pompeo meets with Saudi King Salman

  • The US chief diplomat was greeted at Riyadh airport by Saudi Foreign Minister and ambassador to Washington

RIYADH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with King Salman in the Saudi capital on Tuesday on what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The US chief diplomat was greeted at Riyadh airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and ambassador to Washington Prince Khalid bin Salman, an AFP correspondent reported.

“I hope you are comfortable here,” the king told Pompeo, according to the reporters. Pompeo responded, “Thank you for accepting my visit on behalf of President Trump.”

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