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.


King Salman attends closing ceremony of King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near Riyadh

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King Salman attends closing ceremony of King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near Riyadh

RIYADH: King Salman on Saturday attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival near the capital Riyadh.

The king was received on his arrival by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Interior Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, and a number of officials.

The king welcomed Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum, Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s representative Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al-Saadi, Kyrgyz Premier Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev, representative of the King of Bahrain for Charity Works and Youth Affairs Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa and other guests at the camel festival’s closing ceremony. The king then handed prizes to winners of the festival. King Salman and the attendees also watched a folk dance performance.

Saudi Camel Club Chairman Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin said that the king’s patronage of the closing ceremony was the culmination of efforts to organize the festival and consolidate its heritage.