Salam project trains dozens of young Saudis

The trainees would play a great role in positively representing their country. (SPA)
Updated 13 May 2019
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Salam project trains dozens of young Saudis

  • ‘Kingdom’s current global status must be a source of pride for every citizen’

RIYADH: A training program, Salam for Cultural Communication, which aims to help portray Saudi Arabia positively, concluded on Saturday in Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reports.
60 trainees received instruction through practical exercises to present the Kingdom’s projects promoting humanitarianism, the Vision 2030 reform plan, Saudi society, women’s empowerment and co-existence with people from different religions and cultures.
Trainees also gained insight into working within diverse teams, in addition to acquiring a multitude of interpersonal skills, including in verbal communiction.
Dr. Fahd Al-Sultan is CEO of Salam for Cultural Communication which, according to its website, aims to present the “real image of the Kingdom and break down cultural stereotypes that can lead to bias.”
Al-Sultan said the information and skills acquired by the trainees would give them the opportunity to represent Saudi Arabia at international events and highlight its cultural status.
The trainees will, he said, play an influential role in positively representing and promoting their country, through their refined communication skills, with different people and cultures.
The Kingdom’s current global status must be a source of pride for every Saudi citizen, he added, because of the pace at which it is progressing on an almost daily basis, well on the way to cementing its place as a global leader.
Saudi Arabia aims to promote the use of dialogue to prevent and resolve global conflicts to enhance understanding and cooperation. In January, the Salam for Cultural Communication organized the two-day Saudi Salam Forum with a reminder of the importance of peaceful coexistence and communication between people of all nations and faiths.


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.