Goethe Institute to host German Opportunities Fair in Riyadh

The fair will highlight the opportunities that the German language, a German education or working for a German company can offer Saudi youths. (SPA)
Updated 02 February 2019

Goethe Institute to host German Opportunities Fair in Riyadh

  • Most Saudi students who go to Germany do so to study medicine, but there are also great opportunities in the fields of engineering and sciences
  • The Goethe Institute is a nonprofit German cultural association that operates worldwide, promoting the study of the German language abroad

RIYADH: The Goethe Institute in Riyadh will host a fair on Monday to inform Saudi youths about various opportunities in Germany, including jobs, university education, and the German government’s scholarship program for higher studies.
“The fair will be held between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and we’ve invited concerned stakeholders to attend and benefit,” Rafael Heinisch, press officer at the German Embassy, told Arab News on Friday.
The fair will bring together the embassy, the German-Saudi Arabian Liaison Office for Economic Affairs, the Goethe Institute, the German Academic Exchange Service, and representatives of German companies in the Kingdom, he said.

Cultural exchanges
The Goethe Institute is a nonprofit German cultural association that operates worldwide, promoting the study of the German language abroad, and encouraging international cultural exchanges and bilateral relations.
The fair will highlight the opportunities that the German language, a German education or working for a German company can offer Saudi youths.
The fair seeks to interact with Saudi students looking to pursue higher education in Germany, said Heinisch.

Medicine
Currently, most Saudi students who go to Germany do so to study medicine, but there are also great opportunities in the fields of engineering and sciences, he added.
There will be a question and answer session with Germany’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Jorg Ranau.
The event, being held for the second time, will be free and open to the public with no prior registration needed.
The first fair was organized in 2017, Heinisch said.


Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

Updated 17 min 46 sec ago

Saudi delegation attends opening of Europe’s largest mosque

  • Chechen president hails Kingdom’s support for Islamic unity, moderation
  • Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the Friday sermon

GROZNY: The minister of Islamic affairs, call and guidance headed the Saudi delegation to the opening of what Chechen authorities said is the largest mosque in Europe.
Upon his arrival at Grozny International Airport, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said the construction of the Fakhr Al-Muslimeen Mosque is a source of happiness.
The marble-decorated mosque has capacity for more than 30,000 people and has been described by the Chechen authorities as the “largest and most beautiful” mosque in Europe.
The opening was held under the patronage of Chechen President Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov, with the participation of Islamic delegations from a number of countries.
Al-Asheikh was received by Salah Mezhiev, advisor to Kadyrov and Chechnya’s supreme mufti, as well as other officials. Al-Asheikh said Saudi Arabia works hard to spread moderation throughout the Islamic world.
Muslim World League (MWL) Secretary-General Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa delivered the first Friday sermon to be given in the mosque at the request of President Kadyrov.
Kadyrov welcomed the Saudi delegation and congratulated the Kingdom’s leadership on the success of this year’s Hajj season.
He hailed Saudi support for Islamic unity, spreading moderation and combating all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism.
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, also attended the opening of the mosque.
The mosque's grounds, planted with flowers and sprinkled with fountains, can host an additional 70,000 worshippers, local authorities said.