Saudi Arabia’s firm stance on Palestinian issue highlighted

King Salman clarified the Palestinian cause is our first issue and will remain so until the Palestinians have all their legitimate rights, said Al-Issa. (SPA)
Updated 13 October 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s firm stance on Palestinian issue highlighted

  • Al-Issa highlighted the achievements of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Education Minister Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa highlighted the remarkable development and achievements of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, as he led his country’s delegation at the organization’s 13th General Conference in Morocco on Oct. 11 and 12.
He added that its performance and successes have strengthened its position and helped to support joint Islamic action, and that it will continue to develop and posper with the support of member states.
“ISESCO’s initiatives and projects, in its current and future plans, are one of the cornerstones of creating a bright and prosperous future for the Islamic world,” Al-Issa said, affirming the importance of the ongoing efforts to support the Palestinian people against Israeli aggression. He also stressed Saudi Arabia’s firm stance on the Palestinian issue and its importance to the Muslim world.
“King Salman clarified, during the Arab Summit held recently in Saudi Arabia, that the Palestinian cause is our first issue and will remain so until the Palestinian people have all their legitimate rights,” he said, highlighting the Kingdom’s $50 million donation to the Islamic Waqf Support Program in Al-Quds, and a $150 million donation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.
He emphasized the right of Palestinian children and youths to education, which he said is a humane and legitimate right, noting that skills are increasingly becoming the basis for the labor market.
Al-Issa recommended that ISESCO, in collaboration with international organizations, holds an international forum focusing on the education status in Islamic countries in light of modern technological changes.


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.