King Salman promotes, appoints judges, government officials

King Salman issued a royal order on Sunday, promoting or appointing 10 new judges at the Ministry of Justice and 32 at the Board of Grievances. (SPA)
Updated 25 March 2019
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King Salman promotes, appoints judges, government officials

RIYADH: King Salman issued a royal order on Sunday, promoting or appointing 10 new judges at the Ministry of Justice and 32 at the Board of Grievances.
Justice Minister Sheikh Dr. Walid bin Mohammed Al-Samaani and President of the Board of Grievances and Administrative Judiciary Council Sheikh Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Yusuf both thanked King Salman for his continued support for the judiciary.
On Saturday evening, King Salman had issued a royal decree appointing new government officials.
In accordance with that decree, Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Ohali was became governor of the General Authority for Military Industries; Dr. Hatem bin Hasan bin Hamza Al-Marzouki was appointed deputy minister of education for universities, research, and innovation; Dr. Saad bin Saud bin Majid Al-Fuhaid was appointed as an assistant to the minister of education; Mohammed bin Nasser bin Ali Al-Jasser was appointed as an assistant to the minister of labor and social development; Dr. Ahmad bin Salim bin Mohammed Al-Ameri was appointed as director of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University; Dr. Mohammed bin Yahya bin Gharama Al-Shehri was appointed director of the Northern Border University; Abdulrahman bin Ahmed bin Hamdan Al-Harbi was appointed as governor of the General Authority for Foreign Trade; and Dr. Inas bint Suleiman bin Mohammed Al-Issa was appointed as director of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.
Dr. Tawfiq bin Adul Aziz Al-Sudairi, meanwhile, was relieved of his position as deputy minister for Islamic affairs, dawah and guidance.


Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture takes part in UN event

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture takes part in UN event

NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture took part in a preservation of cultural event organized by the United Nations on Tuesday.
The Culture and Sustainable Development conference was held at the UN headquarters in New York with an international delegation and in conjunction with UNESCO’s “World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.”
Dr. Afnan bint Abdullah Al-Shuaibi, the general supervisor for International Relations at the Ministry of Culture, delivered the Kingdom’s speech at the conference in which she affirmed that culture is an essential part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
She also spoke about the importance of preserving cultural and natural heritage to achieve peace. “It is a common pursuit of all countries to build a rich cultural future in which various kinds of culture and arts flourish,” she added.
The discussion focused on contributing to sustainable development from a local, regional and international perspective based on national experiences.
According to the two main pillars of the United Nations, cultural diversity and the importance of indigenous cultures in sustainable development is vital in achieving many objectives, including “highlighting the relationship between culture and human diversity.”
Also on the agenda was a session on using culture as a tool for change, innovation, empowerment and equality, and addressed issue such as the role of traditional knowledge and skills to promote environmental sustainability and the impact of cultural heritage on identity preservation and peace-building.