King Salman praised for supporting Disabled Children’s Association

Prince Sultan bin Salman
Updated 12 September 2018
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King Salman praised for supporting Disabled Children’s Association

JEDDAH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Disabled Children’s Association, has thanked King Salman for his support since the association’s inception 30 years ago.

Prince Sultan said that the Disabled Children’s Association has enjoyed the benefits of King Salman’s support, which largely contributed to its excellence and commitment to high standards of professional, financial and administrative performance, in addition to its success in building trust with the government, shareholders and partners.

Prince Sultan said: “History creates the future and may even predict it. What we see today at the association and its branches, which are scattered across 11 regions and cities, is a leap of civilization adopted by King Salman and the late Dr. Ghazi Al-Gosaibi 30 years ago.

“The association has been supported by many good people and years of partnerships with all sectors as they believe it is a unique association that can be trusted with people’s money and the futures of their children.”


Saudi Arabia-South Korea ties witness progress

Updated 49 min 6 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia-South Korea ties witness progress

  • About 400 guests, including envoys in Seoul, politicians and businessmen, attended the ceremony.
  • Among the high-profile South Korean guests were Minister Park Neung-hoo of the Health and Welfare Ministry; Sohn Hak-kyu, leader of the minority opposition Bareunmirae Party; and Rep. Sul Hoon, a lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party.

SEOUL: To mark the country’s 88th National Day the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Seoul held a reception in the Shilla Hotel, in Seoul.
Riyad Almubaraky, the Saudi ambassador, said that ties with South Korea represented one of the most successful models of Saudi Arabia’s bilateral relations with nations around the globe.
“Since the inception of bilateral relations in 1962, the two countries have witnessed a qualitative leap and great development in many fields, including politics, economy, education, culture, and health and many other fields,” he said.
About 400 guests, including envoys in Seoul, politicians and businessmen, attended the ceremony. Among the high-profile South Korean guests were Minister Park Neung-hoo of the Health and Welfare Ministry; Sohn Hak-kyu, leader of the minority opposition Bareunmirae Party; and Rep. Sul Hoon, a lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party.
Park stressed the progress of mutual cooperation in health care.
“Korea offers residency programs for Saudi physicians and dentists. Currently, a total of 73 Saudi physicians and dentists have been enrolled in these training programs,” he said.
In addition, Riyadh and Seoul are working closely on nuclear safety and security, as the Kingdom has sent 41 nuclear experts to South Korea for training in the development nuclear plants based on System-integrated Modular Advanced Reactor (SMART) technology.
The SMART project is aimed at the design and development of compact nuclear reactors so that the Kingdom can diversify energy sources in line with Vision 2030. South Korea is bidding to build two nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia.
The Korea-Arab Friendship Caravan will be held in the Saudi capital on Oct. 14. More than 20 Korean artists will perform at the cultural event in the Riyadh-based King Fahd Cultural Center.
South Korea plans to hold the first Korean history and culture exhibition in Riyadh later this year.