Saudi Arabia’s role in promoting peace highlighted

KAICIID Secretary-General Faisal bin Abdul Rahman bin Muammar. (SPA)
Updated 18 November 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s role in promoting peace highlighted

  • KAICIID Secretary-General Faisal bin Abdul Rahman bin Muammar, discussed the role of governments and social media in promoting religion and cultural harmony

JEDDAH: The King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) took part in the World Tolerance Summit held last week in Dubai and highlighted Saudi Arabia’s role in promoting tolerance, coexistence and diversity.
Speakers at the event discussed ways to support constructive dialogue among different cultures and religions. They emphasized the importance of respecting and upholding the basic principles of justice and human rights.
The speakers, which also included KAICIID Secretary-General Faisal bin Abdul Rahman bin Muammar, discussed the role of governments and social media in promoting religion and cultural harmony.


Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

Updated 20 June 2019
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Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

PARIS: Saudi defense chiefs signed a number of strategic partnerships with major global companies while taking part in the prestigious Paris Air Show.
The pavilion of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company received a succession of key aerospace-industry figures during the Kingdom’s first exhibition appearance at the world’s largest aviation event.
High-profile visitors welcomed by SAMI chief executive offer, Andreas Schwer, included chairman of the SAMI board of directors, Ahmad Al-Khatib, deputy chairman of the SAMI board of directors and chairman of the board of directors of the Local Content and Government Procurement Commission, Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, and president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.
The pavilion also received a senior delegation from the Saudi Presidency of State Security, along with the director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.
During the second day of the air show, which runs until June 23 at Le Bourget airport in Paris, SAMI officials took part in meetings and signed strategic partnerships with global businesses involved in the four areas of the company’s work, namely air and ground systems, weapons, missiles and defense electronics.
At a signing ceremony in the SAMI pavilion, company chiefs also put pen to paper on a joint project agreement with US aerospace and defense company L3 Technologies for cooperation in the field of electro-optical and infra-red technology and special task systems inside Saudi Arabia. In February, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the joint project.