Shoura Council delegation meets with Saudi students in Canada

The Saudi-Canadian Parliamentary Friendship Committee of the Shoura Council, led by Tariq Nqadi, met with Saudi students in Canada. (SPA)
Updated 12 May 2018

Shoura Council delegation meets with Saudi students in Canada

  • Delegation reminds the students to behave, represent their country well, and benefit from the opportunity to acquire experiences and knowledge.

JEDDAH: The Saudi-Canadian Parliamentary Friendship Committee of the Shoura Council, led by Tariq Nqadi, met with Saudi students in Canada. 

The meeting was held in the presence of Saudi Ambassador Naif bin Bandar Al-Sudairi and Cultural Attaché Dr. Fawzi bin Abdul Ghani Bukhari, who said the visit reflects the council’s keenness to check on the conditions of Saudi students abroad.

The delegation urged the students to behave, represent their country well, and benefit from the opportunity to acquire experiences and knowledge that will open doors for them in the future. The delegation listened to their concerns and problems.

Bukhari said his office is facilitating partnerships between Canadian and Saudi institutions to exchange expertise. 

Al-Sudairi said the council delegation discussed with Canadian officials issues regarding Saudi students, visas and admission requirements in Canadian universities.


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

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First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.