KSA’s entertainment authority inks deal with Colleges of Excellence to promote national talent

The agreement aims to promote cooperation between both parties by attracting students to programs supervised by the CoE. (SPA)
Updated 03 July 2019
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KSA’s entertainment authority inks deal with Colleges of Excellence to promote national talent

  • GEA would partake in outlining the standards and skills required for workers in the entertainment industry

RIYADH: The General Entertainment Authority (GEA), represented by its chief sector development officer Ahmed Al-Sharqi, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Colleges of Excellence (CoE), represented by its CEO, Dr. Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri, to enhance cooperation between the two bodies and transfer expertise in the fields of training, education and human resources development.
The MoU was signed at GEA’s headquarters in Riyadh on June 30. The agreement aims to promote cooperation between both parties by attracting students to programs supervised by the CoE and engaging them in practical training programs through the events licensed by GEA. Throughout the agreement, GEA would also partake in outlining the standards and skills required for workers in the entertainment industry in accordance with CoE’s curricula, which is aligned with global vocational training institutions.
This step reflects GEA’s aim to promote the entertainment sector by enrolling young Saudi talents.


Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia

Updated 24 July 2019
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Muslim World League chief honored for strengthening ties between Islamic world, Russia

 

MOSCOW: The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences has awarded the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, an honorary doctorate in recognition of his efforts to strengthen the relationship between the Islamic world and Russia.

Prof. Vitaly Naumkin, the director of the institute, who represents one of the most well-known academic institutions in the world over the past 200 years, talked about Al-Issa’s career, noting that he has contributed to the promotion of cultural rapprochement among nations through his visits to countries and his connections with different cultures and religions.

Naumkin said that the principles of moderation adopted by the MWL and its secretary-general contributed to the establishment of security in the world, noting that these principles addressed extremism and violence.

The honorary doctorate was given to Al-Issa for his services in the development of Islamic jurisprudence and improving official and popular relations between Russia and the Islamic world, he said.

The MWL secretary-general said that he was proud to receive the honorary doctorate from an institute that is well-known for its dedication and neutrality.

He also praised the Russian Federation’s care for Arab and Islamic culture and its keenness to communicate with the Muslim world, learn its language and understand its culture.

Al-Issa considered the award to be motivation to work on promoting cultural communication and exchange between the Islamic world and Russia.

He said that the institute has contributed to changing the stereotype of Orientalism in the Muslim world and has encouraged cultural communication between nations and peoples.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Russian presidency, the Duma and the Senate, as well as high-ranking diplomats, senior academics of Orientalism, religious leaders and a group of researchers and students.