KSA's Eastern Province governor to inaugurate Oxford Aviation Academy on Wednesday

Prince Saud bin Naif will inaugurate the Oxford Aviation Academy. (SPA)
Updated 11 September 2018
0

KSA's Eastern Province governor to inaugurate Oxford Aviation Academy on Wednesday

  • The academy aims to graduate 400 pilots and 600 technicians annually

JEDDAH: Eastern Province Gov. Prince Saud bin Naif will inaugurate the Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) on Wednesday. The prince will also sign agreements with OAA to graduate male and female pilots and maintenance engineers. Othman Al-Mutairi, CEO of the academy, said the graduation of the first batch of male and female pilots will be in 2020, pointing out that the academy has so far enrolled 375 students from inside and outside the Kingdom and started preparatory study last week, while registration in the academy is still open for the next period. He said there is an urgent need to graduate a number of Saudi pilots to operate aircraft in 27 airports and five local airlines.
He added that the academy aims to graduate 400 pilots and 600 technicians annually. Separately, The General Authority of Civil Aviation, in cooperation with the Saudi-American Business Council, organized a roundtable meeting with major UK civil aviation companies on Thursday. The meeting discussed the Saudi aviation sector and possible investment opportunities in it.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
0

Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh