Saudi minister meets Latin American scholar

Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh receives Ahmed ben Ali Saifi, head of the Islamic Dawah Center in Latin America and the Caribbean, in Riyadh on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 19 December 2018
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Saudi minister meets Latin American scholar

  • Scholar lauded the efforts of Saudi Arabia in supporting Muslims all over the world

JEDDAH: Ahmed ben Ali Saifi, head of the Islamic Dawah Center in Latin America and the Caribbean, called on Saudi Islamic Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh at his office on Tuesday.

Welcoming the visiting scholar, the Saudi minister said the Kingdom under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been extending a helping hand to all Islamic centers and associations across the world to promote moderate values, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

Ali Saifi lauded the efforts of Saudi Arabia in supporting Muslims all over the world. He also praised the Kingdom’s generous support to the annual International Conference of Latin American and Caribbean Muslims. He said his center and all its branches pledge their support to Saudi Arabia against unjust campaigns targeting its security and sovereignty. At the 31st session of the international conference held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, participants called for rejecting extremism and terrorism and upholding universal Islamic principles in order to preserve the spirit of Islamic tradition and correct misconceptions.


First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

Updated 22 March 2019
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First Saudi female air traffic controllers begin work

  • Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by Saudi Air Navigation Services

JEDDAH: Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS) on Wednesday celebrated the appointment and start of work of the first batch of Saudi female air traffic controllers at an air traffic control center in Jeddah.
Eleven women completed a one-year program conducted by SANS in cooperation with the Saudi Academy of Civil Aviation. This is the first program to qualify women to work as air traffic controllers.
The academy initiative, in collaboration with SANS, seeks to create more jobs for women as part of a reform push to wean the economy off oil. Vision 2030 plan aims to increase employment and diversify revenue sources.
Earlier, SANS CEO Ryyan Tarabzoni said the state-owned company was prioritizing the hiring of women in the profession, as the country pushes to extend women’s rights in the country and also recruit more nationals as part of the “Saudization” project.