Saudi envoy to Yemen meets US Congress delegation

Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Bin Saeed Al-Jaber. (AFP)
Updated 23 February 2019
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Saudi envoy to Yemen meets US Congress delegation

  • During the meeting delegates were given a presentation about the Kingdom’s humanitarian and reconstruction work in Yemen

JEDDAH: The Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Al-Jaber, who is also supervising the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY), met in Riyadh with senior figures from the US Congress.
The American delegation included Sarah Arkin, foreign policy adviser to US Senator Bob Menendez, Dan Sadlosky, policy adviser to Congressman Steve Scalize, and Mira Kogen Resnick, senior professional staff member for the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
During the meeting delegates were given a presentation about the Kingdom’s humanitarian and reconstruction work in Yemen, and they also discussed ways to develop ties between the Kingdom and the US.


King Faisal Prize: Rewarding services to all of humanity

Updated 26 March 2019
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King Faisal Prize: Rewarding services to all of humanity

RIYADH: Prince Turki Al-Faisal’s father, the late King Faisal, was a beacon of aspiration and hope. 

During his reign, the first girls’ schools were introduced, and he focused on educating the Saudi population as a whole to promote peace. 

The King Faisal Foundation was founded by King Faisal’s sons and daughters to commemorate his memory and vision. 

The significance of the annual King Faisal Prize (KFP) dates back to when a reporter asked him how he saw Saudi Arabia in 50 years’ time. 

The king responded: “I see Saudi Arabia in 50 years’ time as a wellspring of radiance for humanity.” 

The root of the foundation and the prize stems from his vision for all of humanity: Peace through education.

“The prize was established by the King Faisal Foundation soon after the foundation was formed,” Prince Turki told Arab News.

“It carries the message that the welfare of humanity is the primary importance of service to humanity,” he said. 

“The versatility of Islam is celebrating knowledge for all nationalities. As the first verse in the Holy Qur’an was ‘Read,’” Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Subayyil, secretary-general of KFP, told Arab News. 

“This a universal dialogue between all nationalities and scientific fields, which seeks peace through knowledge.” he said.  

The significance of the Prize shows that: “This is the real Islam and this prize in the country of the Two Holy mosques represents that we are trying to observe the teaching of Islam and its implementation through the prize, which is the encouragement of science and introducing knowledge to people,” Al-Subayyil said.