Iraq speaker praises Saudi support in 'terror war'

Mohammed Al-Halbousi was speaking after a meeting with King Salman at Al-Yamamah Place in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 17 December 2018
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Iraq speaker praises Saudi support in 'terror war'

  • The king and Al-Halbousi also discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries
  • The visit follows a meeting between Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Iraqi president Barham Salih in November

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s parliamentary speaker said on Monday that Saudi Arabia had played a major role in supporting Iraq in its “war on terror” and has backed the country through a “difficult stage.”

Mohammed Al-Halbousi was speaking after a meeting with King Salman at Al-Yamamah Place in Riyadh, and said: “Saudi Arabia had a major role in supporting Iraq in its war against terrorist organizations, especially Daesh.

“Iraq has passed a difficult stage thanks to the support of Saudi Arabia, which contributed to the expulsion of ISIS from many regions and cities in Iraq,” he added.

The king and Al-Halbousi also discussed bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries during the meeting.

The visit follows a meeting between Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Iraqi president Barham Salih in November.

Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iraq have improved this year after several visits by officials from both nations to Riyadh and Baghdad.


GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

Updated 26 June 2019
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GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

RIYADH: The General Authority for Entertainment (GEA) launched its “Entertainment Pioneers” program, in partnership with the Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk).

The program aims to prepare citizens, and especially fresh graduates, to work with the most renowned international companies in the field of entertainment, to gain experience, develop their skills in the field, and enable them to integrate this sector and contribute to its development and prosperity.

The program is part of GEA’s strategy to develop the sector of entertainment in accordance with the best international standards, and to provide it with qualified national competencies in this field, to meet the objectives of the Quality of Life program, a basic part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The first stage of the program will kick off in collaboration with a leading American entertainment company that employs 44,000 people worldwide, and that has a record of more than 30,000 entertainment programs and 100 festivals, with its sales surpassing of 500 million tickets per year.

In addition, various international companies are participating in the event, in order to train Saudis in the tasks of planning, organization and management of entertainment programs and projects.

As part of its plans to develop and increase the size of local content in the entertainment sector, GEA is launching several other initiatives to train Saudi cadres develop their skills, and to integrate the job market especially in small and medium enterprises in the field of entertainment.

For registration a webpage was set on the link: https://misk.org.sa/fellowship/services/live-nation/