FaceOf: Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Ohali, rector of King Faisal University

Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Ohali
Updated 09 February 2019
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FaceOf: Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Ohali, rector of King Faisal University

Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Ohali has been the rector of King Faisal University since April 2017.

Al-Ohali is also a member of the board of trustees of Prince Sultan University in Riyadh. 

He was the director of a research initiative called “Aafaq” or “Horizons,” which is a 25-year plan intended to improve higher education opportunities for women, boost scientific research and tackle the country’s shortage of scientists in critical fields. The initiative was announced in 2009 by the Ministry of Education.

Moreover, he served as the dean of the faculty of graduate studies at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran (KFUPM). 

He also was the vice dean of graduate studies and the undersecretary in charge of the deanship of scientific research, and the general coordinator of the Basic and Applied Research Program in the Research Institute at KFUPM.

He holds a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from the US. 

King Faisal University, represented by the faculty of medicine, is organizing the International Conference on Hematology which is opening on Tuesday. The three-day gathering is being held in collaboration with the professors of the Center for Hematology and Schizophrenia at Boston University, US.

Al-Ohali said that the conference will be attended by senior international doctors specializing in blood diseases. 

The conference aims to reflect on the efforts of the university and its faculty of medicine in sharing experience and keeping abreast with the global developments in the diagnosis and treatment of related diseases.


Saudi Crown Prince sends Modi letter of thanks after leaving India

Updated 21 February 2019
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Saudi Crown Prince sends Modi letter of thanks after leaving India

  • In the letter, the crown prince expressed “gratitude and appreciation” for Modi’s hospitality
  • After his visit to India, the crown prince arrived in China on Thursday

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a letter of thanks to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his departure from India on Wednesday.

In the letter, the crown prince expressed “gratitude and appreciation” for Modi’s hospitality during his visit with the Saudi delegation.  

“The talks we had confirmed the strength of the strategic relations between our countries, and the importance of improving cooperation in all fields, in a way that would serve the best interests of our states and nations,” the letter said.

After his visit to India, the crown prince arrived in China on Thursday, on the third leg of his Asia tour that started in Pakistan.

Here is the letter in full:

Prime Minister of the Republic of India

Greetings,

I am pleased to express my gratitude and appreciation for your hospitality towards me and my delegation.

The talks we had confirmed the strength of the strategic relations between our countries, and the importance of improving cooperation in all fields, in a way that would serve the best interests of our states and nations.

Wishing health and happiness for your country, and progress and prosperity for your friendly nation, accept my sincerest greetings and appreciation.

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud

Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister