Saudi official vows to help fight drug abuse in Sri Lanka

Dr Ahmed Hamad Jilan, Advisor, East Asian Nations for Muslim World League (MWL) in Makkah,called on the Western Province Governor Azath S. Salley at the governor’s office on Monday. (AN photo)
Updated 27 February 2019
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Saudi official vows to help fight drug abuse in Sri Lanka

  • Jilan said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman followed a moderate path by respecting the values of all other faiths

COLOMBO: A senior Saudi adviser to the Muslim World League (MWL) has pledged the organization’s help in fighting drug abuse in Sri Lanka.
During a four-day visit to the country, Dr. Ahmed Hamad Jilan also promised support for the development of education there.
Jilan, East Asian nations adviser for the MWL in Makkah, was speaking to Arab News on Monday after meeting with Sri Lanka’s Western Province Gov. Azath Salley at the governor’s offices in the capital Colombo.
He pointed out that peaceful coexistence with other communities was imperative for the development of any nation and said that the MWL was committed to cooperating in the fight against drug abuse and promoting education in Sri Lanka.
Jilan said that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman followed a moderate path by respecting the values of all other faiths. “Islam believes in tolerance, compromise, peace, and brotherhood among all ethnic groups,” Jilan added.


GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

Updated 26 June 2019
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GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

RIYADH: The General Authority for Entertainment (GEA) launched its “Entertainment Pioneers” program, in partnership with the Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk).

The program aims to prepare citizens, and especially fresh graduates, to work with the most renowned international companies in the field of entertainment, to gain experience, develop their skills in the field, and enable them to integrate this sector and contribute to its development and prosperity.

The program is part of GEA’s strategy to develop the sector of entertainment in accordance with the best international standards, and to provide it with qualified national competencies in this field, to meet the objectives of the Quality of Life program, a basic part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The first stage of the program will kick off in collaboration with a leading American entertainment company that employs 44,000 people worldwide, and that has a record of more than 30,000 entertainment programs and 100 festivals, with its sales surpassing of 500 million tickets per year.

In addition, various international companies are participating in the event, in order to train Saudis in the tasks of planning, organization and management of entertainment programs and projects.

As part of its plans to develop and increase the size of local content in the entertainment sector, GEA is launching several other initiatives to train Saudi cadres develop their skills, and to integrate the job market especially in small and medium enterprises in the field of entertainment.

For registration a webpage was set on the link: https://misk.org.sa/fellowship/services/live-nation/