Healthy White House lunch menu for a healthy Saudi-US relationship

Photo of the menu presented at the working lunch of President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman at the White House, Mar 20, 2018. (AP)
Updated 20 March 2018
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Healthy White House lunch menu for a healthy Saudi-US relationship

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a working lunch in the Cabinet Room at the White House.
The lunch was attended by both countries' delegations and the menu consisted of a light meal.
The starter was a carrot consummé with orange blossoms, accompnied with feta cheese and chives bruschetta.
For the main course, the White House kept it simple and offered a halibut fillet with roasted cauliflower Swiss chard and  served with crushed sumak, topped with mint butter.
The two leaders finished their meal with fig tart and sesame ice cream dessert.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh