Saudi based intercultural center launches coexistence forum in Cordoba

Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muaammar, secretary-general of the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), speaks at the forum in Cordoba. (SPA)
Updated 19 May 2019
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Saudi based intercultural center launches coexistence forum in Cordoba

  • UNESCO describes Cordoba as a “historical ensemble of extraordinary value” because of its “living expression of different cultures” that have existed in the city over time

RIYADH: The King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) launched a coexistence forum in the Spanish city of Cordoba, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.
The launch brought together 21 global organizations and also marked the International Day of Living Together in Peace, an event from the UN to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity.  
The forum was organized by Paradigma Cordoba Foundation, the Nicolas Puech Foundation, the Salam for Cultural Communication Center and local authorities.
The secretary-general of KAICIID, Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muaammar, praised Cordoba for embodying all forms of “fruitful coexistence” and cohesion.
“Cordoba witnessed a rare period of coexistence and tolerance during the Islamic reign, where people of different religions and cultures lived together in prosperity,” said Bin Muaammar.
“So is there a better place than Cordoba to celebrate the UN’s International Day of Living Together in Peace? We should benefit from Cordoba’s experiences and harness them to establish optimistic perspectives for a better future,” he added. 
UNESCO describes Cordoba as a “historical ensemble of extraordinary value” because of its “living expression of different cultures” that have existed in the city over time.


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s first flight celebrated

Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani. (GACA)
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Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s first flight celebrated

  • Yasmeen Al-Maimani has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), represented by the management of Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines, celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani, 29, on Sunday.
Al-Maimani made her first official flight between Hail International Airport and Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Qassim, becoming the first Saudi woman to fly a commercial aircraft as a co-pilot with Nesma Airlines.
She received the opportunity after the airline advertised vacant positions for co-pilots on its New Pilots Program — 11 were accepted, including Al-Maimani, who has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US.
Following their acceptance into the program, the pilots underwent a four-stage training regimen at Prince Sultan Aviation Academy in Jeddah, including practice on multi-engine planes with multiple crews.
Ground training using an ATR 72-600 aircraft at Nesma Airlines’ training center in Hail followed, before progressing to simulators in Jakarta and Madrid.