Riyadh Education to organize basic Chinese course

The General Department of Education in Riyadh is organizing a course to teach basic Chinese in different neighborhoods of the city. (File/AFP)
Updated 10 March 2019
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Riyadh Education to organize basic Chinese course

  • Including the Chinese language in the Kingdom’s curriculum provides students of all levels with new and broader educational horizons
  • The decision to introduce the Chinese language in the Kingdom came during the latest visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to China

RIYADH: The General Department of Education in Riyadh is organizing a course to teach basic Chinese in different neighborhoods of the city from March 10 to April 4.
“The course will take place two times a week on the course of four weeks,” the Department announced, noting that “registration will take place online, while the course will also be broadcasted online to benefit the whole educational community.”
Including the Chinese language in the Kingdom’s curriculum provides students of all levels with new and broader educational horizons by widening their cultural diversity and linking them to countries characterized by their rich civilizations.
The decision to introduce the Chinese language in the Kingdom came during the latest visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to China, where he agreed to set a plan to implement it.


Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

Updated 24 April 2019
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Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

  • “We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said
  • Delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in Russia for an official visit

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman said the Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism and disrespect international laws at the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security on Wednesday.

“We have to choose between the chaos that Iran spreads and stability, security and development,” he said adding that “Iran is spreading chaos in the region through destruction and bloodshed, and by supporting the militias of Hezbollah and Houthis.”

“Houthi militias continue to violate the resolutions of the Security Council and the Stockholm Agreement, ignored UN resolution 2216 and the Gulf initiative…our goal is to achieve stability for Yemeni citizens under a legitimate government,” he said.

The deputy defense minister also said that the Kingdom is witnessing today an unprecedented transformation and development to achieve the vision 2030.

A delegation led by Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi deputy minister of defense, has arrived in Russia for an official visit on Tuesday, during which the members will take part in the eighth Moscow Conference on International Security and hold a number of meetings.

Prince Khalid was welcomed by Saudi Ambassador to Russia Dr. Raed Qurmali, military adviser Maj. Gen. Talal Al-Otaibi and Military Attache Gen. Mohammad Al-Mutairi, along with the deputy chief of staff of the Russian defense ministry and other civilian and military officials.