Yemen ‘stability workshop’ held in Saudi capital

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Participants attending the Yemen ‘stability workshop’ in Riyadh on Wednesday.(SPA)
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Participants attending the Yemen ‘stability workshop’ in Riyadh on Wednesday.(SPA)
Updated 11 April 2019
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Yemen ‘stability workshop’ held in Saudi capital

RIYADH: A Yemen ‘stability workshop’ was held in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The Kingdom’s Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, who is also supervisor of the Saudi Program for the Development and Reconstruction of Yemen, hosted the event with Charge d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Riyadh Christopher Henzel.
A US government delegation and representatives from the Saudi reconstruction program attended the workshop.
Al-Jaber emphasized the bilateral relationship, saying it was a reflection of their desire to achieve stability and security in Yemen and the region.
He said the success of stability in conflict zones paved the way for security and peace and required intensive efforts to design programs that covered governance, public order, economic recovery and social reintegration.
On Wednesday Yemen’s trade and industry minister told a UN forum in Beirut that the Houthi war had destroyed the country’s economic and development progress, SPA reported.
Mohammed Al-Maytami urged countries to support Yemen through participating in the rebuilding of the country and financing anti-poverty programs.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh