SAR60 million pledged for 3,600 couples as part of Sanad Mohammed Bin Salman program

Updated 02 May 2019
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SAR60 million pledged for 3,600 couples as part of Sanad Mohammed Bin Salman program

RIYADH: The Sanad Mohammed Bin Salman Social Enterprise Program has announced on Thursday the continuation of the "SNAD marriage" grant for its second phase.
The Saudi Press Agency reported that the new set of beneficiaries from the program had reached 3,600 with a grant worth SAR60 million ($16 million), bringing the number of beneficiaries to 7,800, worth more than SAR160 million since the launch of the initiative.
The program aims to motivate the Saudi youth to get married, help newly-married couples and ensur social stability principles.
Applications are received through the program's website and verify that the conditions and validity of applicants data in cooperation with government agencies on a continuous basis.


Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

Updated 16 July 2019
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Coordinated Arab efforts urged to overcome challenges

CAIRO: Dr. Khalid Al-Ghamdi, chairman of the Arab Media Standing Committee and general supervisor of foreign media at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Media, called for coordinated Arab efforts to overcome regional challenges particularly the Palestinian issue and terrorism.
Al-Ghamdi was presiding over the committee’s 93rd session held at Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo on Sunday.
He said the meeting discussed a number of key issues including the Arab Media Charter of Honor. It was, Al-Ghamdi said, a continuation of previous meetings to discuss their outcomes and review the results in the light of proposals put forward by different member Arab countries.
The meeting was also attended by Arab League’s Assistant Secretary-General for Social Affairs Ambassador Badr El-Din Alali, Counselor Fawzi Al-Ghwail, director of the technical department of the Council of Arab Information Ministers, representatives of Arab member states, representatives of Arab information ministries and the heads of Arab media agencies and institutions.
Alali said the Palestinian question continues to remain the main issue in addition to the terrorist threats, sustainable development and the Arab image in the West.
“Implementing the Arab Media Strategy and improving media practices using the latest technologies is vital for media to effectively contributing to awareness programs and supporting the region’s vital issues.”
He said the inclusion of the Arab Media Charter of Honor and media education to the agenda is of great importance.
He also express resolve to counter the phenomenon of fake news and that the Arab media is serious about countering this problem.