Arab media ministers vow to make joint efforts against challenges

The meeting was aimed at devising a mechanism to expedite the implementation of decisions made by the Council of Arab Ministers of Media. (SPA)
Updated 19 December 2018
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Arab media ministers vow to make joint efforts against challenges

  • Al-Awwad also expressed his happiness over the rapid developments taking place in the Kingdom particularly in the field of information technology and media

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Media Minister Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad and his Arab counterparts on Monday pledged to devise a joint Arab strategy to overcome the challenges facing the region.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of an event organized to celebrate the selection of Riyadh as the capital of Arab media for 2018-19.
Arab media ministers discussed a number of initiatives and ideas to revitalize the media industry.
They also agreed to abide by a code of conduct and ethics.
The meeting was aimed at devising a mechanism to expedite the implementation of decisions made by the Council of Arab Ministers of Media. The ministers also considered benefiting from the European Union’s experience and to enhance cooperation among members of the Arab League.
Al-Awwad also expressed his happiness over the rapid developments taking place in the Kingdom particularly in the field of information technology and media.


Saudi Arabia plans to introduce Chinese into the curriculum at all education levels

Updated 22 February 2019
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Saudi Arabia plans to introduce Chinese into the curriculum at all education levels

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia and China on Friday agreed to include the Chinese language as a curriculum at all stages of education in schools and universities across the Kingdom.
The agreement came during a meeting between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a high-level Chinese delegation in the capital Beijing, in a bid to strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation and deepen the strategic partnership at all levels between both countries.
The move aims to enable a comprehensive strategic partnership to achieve the aspirations of the Saudi and Chinese leaderships and seize the promising opportunities between their two peoples, a relationship which has extended for decades.
The inclusion of the Chinese language will enhance the cultural diversity of students in the Kingdom and contribute to the achievement of the future national goals in the field of education for the Vision 2030.
The introduction of Chinese into the curriculum is an important step toward opening new academic horizons for students of various educational levels in the Kingdom.
Learning Chinese will serve as a bridge between the two peoples and would contribute to increasing trade and cultural ties.