Saudi youth to promote Kingdom on world stage

The training schedule includes lectures, interactive exercises, discussions and field trips, and will conclude next month with an international youth get-together. (AFP)
Updated 17 April 2019
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Saudi youth to promote Kingdom on world stage

  • The training schedule includes lectures, interactive exercises, discussions and field trips, and will conclude next month with an international youth get-together

RIYADH: Young Saudis are being trained to deal with the international media as part of an ambitious project to promote the Kingdom around the world.
The three-month peace program aims to equip the country’s future leaders with the skills to represent their homeland on a global stage.
A specially selected group of Saudi men and women have been learning to communicate with TV, radio, online and print media to push a positive image of the Kingdom to an international audience.
The Peace Project for Cultural Communication is designed to give trainees the necessary expertise to participate at international conferences on behalf of the country, clear up common misconceptions and highlight the renaissance taking place in the Kingdom.
The training schedule includes lectures, interactive exercises, discussions and field trips, and will conclude next month with an international youth get-together. The project’s executive director, Fahd bin Sultan Al-Sultan, said the young trainees would be taking on important roles.
“We must equip them with adequate tools and skills to express their opinions eloquently and explicitly.


Iranian regime continues to feed sectarianism: Saudi deputy defense minister

Updated 35 min 55 sec ago
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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

MOSCOW: 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.

Prince Khalid reiterated that peace and security were top priorities for Saudi Arabia, and that the Kingdom was working together with other countries to achieve that aim.

"Today's participation in this conference is part of the continuation of its efforts in combating terrorism for the safety of all people and nations," he tweeted.

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, are in Russia for an official visit, during which the members took 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.