Saudi scholarships abroad ‘help strengthen patriotism’

A Saudi student takes a "selfie" with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and others during a reception in Washington. (SPA/File)
Updated 13 July 2018
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Saudi scholarships abroad ‘help strengthen patriotism’

  • These scholarships have helped deepen the student’s attachment to their homeland: Saudi cultural attache

JEDDAH: Overseas scholarships encourage patriotism and are an essential part of the Saudi strategy to achieve the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 in all fields, according to Abdul Aziz Al-Mugaishi, the Saudi cultural attache in the UK.

“These scholarships have helped deepen the student’s attachment to their homeland, and frame cultural relations between countries through the participation of various cultures from around the globe,” Al-Mugaishi said.

He met the second batch of candidates for the professional development program at Oxford Brookes University in the UK.


Governor of Makkah attends holy Kaaba washing ceremony

Updated 25 September 2018
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Governor of Makkah attends holy Kaaba washing ceremony

DUBAI: On behalf of King Salman, the governor of Makkah province, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal oversaw the washing of the holy Kaaba on Tuesday.

On his arrival at the Grand Mosque, he was received by Imam of the Grand Mosque Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais and the commander of Special Emergency Forces and commander of the Hajj Security Forces.

The Kaaba was washing from the inside with Zamzam water mixed with rose water and wipe down with a cloth.

After the Kaaba washing ceremony, the prince toured the Grand Mosque.