Saudi film wins top prize for raising awareness against extremism

Updated 09 December 2017
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Saudi film wins top prize for raising awareness against extremism

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia won first prize for an awareness-raising film in countering extremism at the Conference of Police and Security Commanders, which opened in Tunis on Wednesday.
The Public Security Authority, an affiliate of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), won the prize in the films contest, in the field of countering extremism and terrorism.
The event was organized by the General Secretariat of the Arab Interior Ministers Council on the sidelines of 41st Conference of Police and Security Commanders in Tunis, SPA reported.
Mohammed bin Ali Koman, Secretary General of the Arab Interior Ministers Council, presented the award to Deputy Director of the Public Security General Gharmallah bin Mohammed Al-Zahrani, who leads the Saudi delegation to the conference.
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed on Wednesday inaugurated the conference, which attracted representatives from regional and international organizations.
The conference discusses issues relating to security and police administration among the Arab states, in addition to countering extremism and terrorism.


Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

Updated 17 June 2019
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has provided $1 million to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.

The announcement came as part of the “Kingdom’s efforts in supporting international organizations and bodies and the leadership’s keenness to play an important role in the most important international and regional organizations,” SPA said.

The aid will go towards supporting ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative, which aims to assist developing countries in applying the standards and recommended methods for the safety and security of civil aviation.

The aid will also contribute to the costs of translating the organization’s documents and publications into Arabic.

The President of the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri thanked King Salman for his support to the aviation sector locally, regionally and globally, 

He said: “this contributes to the development of the aviation industry and to improve the safety and security of civil aviation in developing countries, least developed countries and island states.

The $1 million of financial assistance is an extension of the Kingdom's previous financial support in 2016 which “ the level of safety and security of civil aviation in the Middle East and Africa," Al-Mansouri said.

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the ICAO’s president, thanked the king for the support.