Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief receives Chinese envoy to Saudi Arabia

The secretary-general of the OIC, Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, receives Chinese Ambassador Chen Weiqing in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 21 May 2019
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Organization of Islamic Cooperation chief receives Chinese envoy to Saudi Arabia

  • The OIC chief said his organization strongly rejects terrorism in all its forms

Chinese Ambassador Chen Weiqing on Tuesday called on Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at his office in Jeddah. 

They discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation and strategies to counter the menace of terrorism and extremism.

The OIC chief said his organization strongly rejects terrorism in all its forms. He said the OIC believes in living in harmony with other people to achieve peace and justice.

The Chinese envoy to Saudi Arabia expressed his country’s aspirations to strengthen relations with the OIC.


Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

Updated 18 June 2019
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Jeddah Season provides seasonal employment for young Saudis

JEDDAH: The Jeddah Season festival has provided a wide range of seasonal employment opportunities for young Saudi men and women, helping them gain experience and prepare them to enter the job market.

More than 5,000 young Saudis are working around the clock, each in his or her field, to manage the festival’s activities.

The festival aims to highlight development opportunities in Saudi Arabia, introduce the Kingdom as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, support the government’s efforts to empower Saudi youths, support local small and medium enterprises, develop Jeddah’s tourism sector and provide volunteer opportunities.

Jeddah Season, which began on June 8 and runs until July 18, has attracted thousands of visitors of all ages through its 150 local and international events and activities.

It is being held at five sites: King Abdullah Sports City, Al-Hamra Corniche, the Jeddah Waterfront, Obhur and Historic Jeddah (Al-Balad), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Jeddah Season offers a wide range of tourism, entertainment and cultural events and activities, and sheds light on the city’s status as the Kingdom’s tourism capital. Most of its events are being held for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

Jeddah Season is in line with the Vision 2030 reform plan, which aims to advance the welfare of Saudi society, diversify local development opportunities, improve the Kingdom’s contribution to arts and culture, and create job opportunities for Saudi youths.