King Salman receives Azeri justice minister

King Salman meets Azerbaijan’s Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov in Riyadh on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 31 January 2019
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King Salman receives Azeri justice minister

  • The minister delivered a letter from President Ilham Aliyev during a meeting

Azerbaijan’s Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov on Wednesday delivered a letter from President Ilham Aliyev during a meeting with King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The minister conveyed Aliyev’s greetings to the king, who extended his greetings to the president.

The meeting was attended by Saudi Justice Minister Sheikh Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani, Saudi Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Assaf, and Azerbaijani officials.

On Tuesday, Al-Samaani and Mammadov signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation between both countries’ justice ministries.

The MoU includes exchanging expertise, information and training, as well as organizing meetings and lectures.

Support from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has played a major role in the qualitative transformation and continuous development of the Saudi judicial sector, Al-Samaani said.

The Saudi Justice Ministry is seeking to conclude a number of agreements and MoUs with relevant international institutions before 2020, and is studying the best ways to cooperate with them.


Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

Updated 22 February 2019
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Crown prince award ‘will build Saudi-Sino cultural bridges’

ARAB NEWS BEIJING: Leading academics and literary talents from Saudi Arabia and China will be honored under an award scheme sponsored by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan announced the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between the Kingdom and China during a visit to King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University in Beijing on Thursday.
The announcement was made on the eve of the Saudi crown prince’s visit to China, the latest stop on an Asian tour.
The cultural cooperation award will honor leading academics, translators and high-achievers from the Kingdom and China in the categories: Best scientific research in Arabic, best artistic work, best Chinese-Arabic book translation and vice versa, person of the year, and most influential person of the year in the cultural milieu.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan said: “This partnership is in the name of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and represents the common commitment to build cultural bridges between the two countries, developing cultural exchange, and promoting artistic and academic opportunities for our citizens.”
He said the yearly award will promote language, literature, and Arabic and creative arts in China, and encourage cultural exchange.
The Kingdom and China have a long history of cultural cooperation, including the annual Arabic Arts Festival.
The King Abdul Aziz Public Library at Peking University was inaugurated in 2017 during King Salman’s official visit to China, where he received an honorary doctorate degree.