King Salman awards $2.6 million to 353 employees of the General Auditing Bureau

This handout picture released by the Saudi Royal Palace on June 11, 2018, shows Saudi King Salman. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 04 July 2018
0

King Salman awards $2.6 million to 353 employees of the General Auditing Bureau

King Salman approved award 10 million Saudi Riyals to 353 employees of the General Auditing Bureau, the Saudi press agency SPA reported.  

The Saudi King awarded them for their “professional excellence in carrying out their duties” during the fiscal year 1438/1439 AH (2017).

The staff of the General Auditing Bureau, Bureau's President Dr. Hussam bin Abdulmohsen Al-Angari extended his thanks to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the reward and his continuing encouragement of the Bureau.


MBS award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 58 min 8 sec ago
0

MBS award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.