US training offered to male and female Saudi youths in transport engineering

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Saudi Arabian youth will be given training in the US under an agreement between Misk Foundation and US-based Virgin Hyperloop One (File Photo)
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Saudi Arabian youth will be given training in the US under an agreement between Misk Foundation and US-based Virgin Hyperloop One (File Photo)
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Saudi Arabian youth will be given training in the US under an agreement between Misk Foundation and US-based Virgin Hyperloop One (File Photo)
Updated 21 February 2018
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US training offered to male and female Saudi youths in transport engineering

RIYADH: A group of Saudi male and female youths will be sent to the United States for training in transport engineering under an agreement between the Misk Foundation and US-based Virgin Hyperloop One.
The agreement was inked during the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh in November last year and signed by Bader Al-Asaker, secretary general of the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Philanthropic Foundation, known as Misk Foundation, and Founder of Virgin Hyperloop One Josh Giegel on the sidelines of the MGF.
The training program is designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to work closely with the world’s leading engineers working on the development of the Hyperloop operating systems, a new and safe means of transportation.
Chief Marketing Officer of Misk Foundation, Mohammed M. Abuazzah, told Arab News on Wednesday that his organization has already called for applicants from male and female Saudi youths who are graduates/undergraduates involved in transport engineering fields of study.
He said the number of people selected for the program will be determined on applications received for the training. However, he assured that there will be a mix of male and female youths in the group, which will be selected for training at the headquarters of the of Virgin Hyperloop One in Los Angeles from June 25 to Aug. 31.
“We do not promise any employment for the successful trainees. However, their expertise could be well harnessed in the Kingdom by the transport and aviation sectors,” he said.
Students will also enjoy the weekly events organized by the management team, which provide a unique opportunity to participate in shaping the future of transport and communications around the world and gain experience and knowledge in the world’s leading engineering companies.
The agreement is intended to seed long-lasting economic, social, and innovation benefits for the Kingdom by developing a highly skilled, knowledge-based, cutting-edge workforce in an innovative area of growth. This is central to Misk’s mission to empower Saudi youth to become active participants in the knowledge economy.


Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

Updated 23 May 2019
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Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting

  • The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting
  • Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and the UAE will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as part of US President Donald Trump’s long–awaited Israel–Palestine peace plan. 

The Peace to Prosperity conference, to be hosted on June 25–26 in cooperation with the US, has already been rebuffed by Palestinian officials and business leaders, who want their political demands met by any proposed solution to the conflict.

The Palestine Liberation Organization and Islamist group Hamas have called for an Arab boycott of the meeting.

The Saudi minister of economy and planning, Mohammed bin Majid Al–Tuwaijri, will attend, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Wednesday.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Abu Dhabi would also send a delegation.

The Palestinian Authority has boycotted American peace efforts since late 2017, when Trump decided to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognized the latter as the capital of Israel, reversing decades of US policy.

The Trump administration has sought to enlist support from Arab governments.

But Saudi Arabia has assured Arab allies that it will not endorse any US plan that fails to meet key Palestinian demands, which include affirming East Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, the right of return for refugees, and a freeze on Israeli settlement construction.