Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sponsors military graduation ceremony

Makkah’s Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar attends the 15th graduation ceremony of the King Abdullah Air Defense College. (SPA)
Updated 22 May 2018
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sponsors military graduation ceremony

JEDDAH: Makkah’s Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz on Monday sponsored the 15th graduation ceremony of the King Abdullah Air Defense College on behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
It was attended by Air Defense Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Mazyad bin Sulaiman Al-Amro. Maj. Gen. Abdullah bin Mohammed Mishary, commander of the college, welcomed Prince Abdullah and the other attendees.
“The crown prince’s sponsorship is a clear indication of his support to the graduates as he shares their joy of graduating and joining the fields of pride, dignity and honor as part of the Saudi Armed Forces,” Mishary said in his speech.
“In particular, they will be taking part in the Air Defense Forces and the Strategic Missile Force, which has become a source of pride for Saudis and a force armed with knowledge, faith and modern weapons under the generous support of King Salman and his crown prince,” Mishary added.
“This year’s graduates include a number of students from fraternal and friendly states… They grew in education and knowledge through the latest education and training techniques under the supervision of distinguished Saudi teachers and trainers,” he said.
“The excellent training helped the graduates acquire the skills that qualify them to be leaders armed with education and faith, so they can defend the homeland and gain this great honor.”
Mishary congratulated the graduates and wished them good luck in their professional life, telling them that “the journey of giving goes on as long as one is faithful to his religion, leadership and homeland.”
The graduates presented a military parade, after which they took the oath. At the end of the ceremony, Prince Abdullah honored outstanding students and received a gift.


Head of Saudi entertainment authority relieved of position

Ahmad Al-Khatib
Updated 9 min 42 sec ago
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Head of Saudi entertainment authority relieved of position

JEDDAH: Ahmad Al-Khatib, the chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority has been removed from his position.

Al-Khatib was appointed to the position in 2016, and had previously been minister of the health. He also served as an adviser to the royal court.

The General Entertainment Authority was established to organize, develop, and lead the entertainment sector to provide exciting entertainment options, and tailored experiences to the needs of people from all walks of life around Saudi Arabia.

Al-Khatib was appointed as chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) in October 2017.

 

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