New Saudi cyber security college to bear name of crown prince

Updated 16 April 2018
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New Saudi cyber security college to bear name of crown prince

  • New college will be called Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz College of Cyber Security
  • Saudi crown prince approved a proposal to name the college after him

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s newest cyber security college will be called the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz College of Cyber Security, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.

Currently referred to as College of Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Technologies, the academy will bear the name of Prince Mohammed once it has been established.

The crown prince approved a proposal by the Chairman of the Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming (SAFCSP) Saud bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani for the institution to be named after the heir to the throne. 

Both Al-Qahtani and acting Dean of the College Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Dahlawi extended their thanks to the crown prince for the approval. 

The college has been signing a number of deals with internationally  renowned educational institutions ahead of opening. 

The college which is under the purview of SAFCSP has struck deals with Carnegie Mellon University, Draper University, Booz Allen Hamilton and SANS Institute. 

On Friday, the academy inked a deal with US firm Coursera, the world’s largest provider of interactive distance training and academic programs. 

On Sunday, the federation signed an agreement with STC to provide smart and innovative services and solutions, and technical support to the federation.

The federation seeks to enhance national awareness of cyber security and programming through education.


Saudi Cabinet welcomes Ethiopian, Eritrean peace agreement

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 18 September 2018
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Saudi Cabinet welcomes Ethiopian, Eritrean peace agreement

  • The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings with Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to sign the Jeddah Peace Agreement
  • The king wished the two countries further security, prosperity and stability

JEDDAH: King Salman chaired the Cabinet’s session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday.

The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings with Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to sign the Jeddah Peace Agreement.

King Salman expressed his congratulations to the two countries and said that he hoped the signing of the agreement would be a strong basis for closer cooperation and friendship, achieving security and stability, and would positively affect the security and stability of the region.

The king also congratulated Djibouti and Eritrea on their historic meeting in Jeddah — which came in response to his invitation — wishing the two countries further security, prosperity and stability.

The Cabinet praised the efforts of the two countries’ leaders to restore relations between them to establish a new stage that would witness a great development in relations and further cooperation.

The Cabinet congratulated the king and crown prince on the success of these efforts, which resulted in the signing of the Jeddah Peace Agreement and also the historic meeting between Djibouti and Eritrea after ten years of severed relations. 

The Cabinet praised the resolutions of the 150th ordinary session of the Arab League’s Council at the level of foreign ministers held in Cairo, and the statement issued by the Arab Quartet Ministerial Committee held on the sidelines of the 150th session of the Arab League’s Council, on the follow-up of the crisis with Iran and ways to address its interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries.

The Cabinet highlighted the terrorism practiced by Iran through its interference in Arab affairs, which needs cooperation to confront and deter, reiterating that the Kingdom has made efforts to combat terrorism and has not hesitated to provide support with the cooperation of the international community to address this.

The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of the suicide bombings north of Tikrit in Iraq, the Somali capital of Mogadishu and Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, expressing condolences to the families of the victims, the governments and peoples of Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan.