US delegation visits national dialogue center in Riyadh

The center undertakes the study and discussion of issues of national importance, which effect the lives of Saudi citizens. (SPA)
Updated 01 October 2018
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US delegation visits national dialogue center in Riyadh

  • One of the main objectives of the center is to formulate a correct Islamic discourse based on moderation

JEDDAH: A delegation from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom visited King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) in Riyadh, SPA reported on Monday.
The secretary-general of the center, Dr. Abdullah Al-Fawzan, received the visiting delegation.
During the visit, the US team was briefed on most the efforts and actions being undertaken by the Kingdom at the local, regional and global levels in combating extremism and promoting the values of moderation and peace in the world.
The Riyadh-based center was founded in 2003 with the aim of strengthening national unity. One of the main objectives of the center is to formulate a correct Islamic discourse based on moderation.
It is a national organization that aims to spread the culture of dialogue and to establish it as a norm for general conduct on the levels of the individual citizen. The center also undertakes the study and discussion of issues of national importance, which effect the lives of Saudi citizens.
It regularly organizes forums at the national level across the Kingdom. The topics covered at these meetings range from unity to youth’s expectations.


Sudan’s transitional council vows to back Saudi Arabia against Iran threat

Updated 43 min 48 sec ago
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Sudan’s transitional council vows to back Saudi Arabia against Iran threat

  • Himeidti said the military council would continue deploying Sudanese troops to Yemen as part of the Arab coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthis
  • It was Dagalo's first international trip since Sudan’s army generals took power after they backed protesters in ousting longtime-leader Omar Al-Bashir last month

KHARTOUM: A top Sudanese general has vowed to back Saudi Arabia against “all threats and attacks” from Iran, Sudan's ruling military council said Friday.
General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy chief of Sudan’s new Transitional Military Council, made the comments during a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah.
“Sudan is standing with the Kingdom against all threats and attacks from Iran and Houthi militias,” Dagalo, widely known as Himeidti, told the crown prince during their meeting, the council said in a statement.
Himeidti also said the military council would continue deploying Sudanese troops to Yemen as part of the Arab coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthis.
It was Dagalo's first international trip since Sudan’s army generals took power after they backed protesters in ousting longtime-leader Omar Al-Bashir last month.
The statement, the council's first major foreign policy announcement, amounted to a continuation of the deposed leader's policy.