1,121 graduate in security, guarding facilities in Jeddah

Graduates showed skills they had learned during training in combating terrorism and in rapid intervention. (SPA)
Updated 21 October 2018
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1,121 graduate in security, guarding facilities in Jeddah

  • Graduates gave a speech expressing their pride in joining their colleagues in the field

JEDDAH: A total of 1,121 people trained in security, guarding facilities and search and inspection graduated at the Forces Training Center in Jeddah.
The ceremony was held under the patronage of the Minister of Interior Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif and Gen. Saeed bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, assistant minister of interior for operations affair, attended the graduation.
Maj. Gen. Muzli Hamed bin Rabe’ Al-Tuwairqi, commander of the facilities’ security forces, gave a speech to the graduates, who were trained in specialized courses in security, guarding facilities, rapid intervention, combating terrorism and target shooting.
He stressed the graduates’ eagerness to promote the training process and to benefit from the refining of their talent and creativity, while emphasizing humanitarian values in dealing with others and increasing skills and capabilities to achieve the greatest degree of field security, rapid response in cases of emergency, self-confidence and fast decision-making.
Graduates gave a speech expressing their pride in joining their colleagues in the field. This was followed by a military parade.
Graduates then showed the skills they had learned during training in combating terrorism and in rapid intervention.
Al-Qahtani also honored the graduates at the top of their class, wishing them success.


Crown prince: Saudi investment in India to reach $100bn

Updated 10 min 31 sec ago
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Crown prince: Saudi investment in India to reach $100bn

  • Mohammed bin Salman says value of investments to increase rapidly over next two years
  • Modi praised relations between the two countries after signing cooperation agreements

DUBAI: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday he expects Saudi Arabia’s investments in India will be worth $100 billion in the next two years.

During a press conference with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the crown prince said the Kingdom had invested $10 billion in technology and small companies in India which had “achieved very remarkable returns.”

Speaking on the second day of hist India visit, and after the signing of five agreements with Modi, the crown prince also said that there were many opportunities for India in Saudi Arabia.

“We expect that the opportunity we are developing in India in many fields will exceed 100 billion dollars over the next two years,” Prince Mohammed said. “We want to work as two governments to ensure these investments and achieve beneficial returns for both countries. 

“We also hope that relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and India will contribute to providing more opportunities for Indian laborers and manpower to contribute to the future of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and building the Kingdom's Vision 2030.”

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The crown prince spoke of the depth and history of relations between the two countries, acknowledging the role Indian labor and businesses had played in the Kingdom’s development.

He also said the economic partnerships were grounded in the two nation’s similar challenges - “extremism, terrorism and the security of the Indian Ocean.”

He said Modi’s visit to the Kingdom in 2016 had achieved investments worth $44 billion in refining and petrochemicals.

The two countries planned to expand India’s oil storage capacity to make India an “important regional center in distributing oil and its products.”

The crown prince and Modi earlier oversaw the signing of agreements in the fields of investment, tourism, housing and information and broadcasting.

The crown prince arrived in India after a two-day trip to Pakistan as part of a tour of Asia.

Earlier he attended a ceremonial welcome in New Delhi after landing in the country on Tuesday evening.