King Salman honored for services to unite Muslims

RECOGNITION: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman receives an honorary doctorate for promotion of Islamic unity and efforts to serve Islam and Muslims, offered by King Abdulaziz University on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in Jeddah on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 27 May 2016
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King Salman honored for services to unite Muslims

JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has received an honorary doctorate from King Abdulaziz University (KAU) for promoting unity in the Muslim world.

King Salman received the honor while attending the 50th anniversary of KAU on Wednesday night, where he also launched several projects worth SR5.5 billion for the expansion of the facility.
Education Minister Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa, president of KAU’s council, said that King Salman’s contribution has included major global aid and charity initiatives and protecting and preserving Islamic culture and heritage, SPA reported.
The minister made the statement after chairing the fifth session of the council for this academic year. He said the monarch has received numerous awards, medals and certificates for his achievements across the world.
At the 50th anniversary celebrations, the king launched the third phase of the university’s expansion projects, which includes buildings for first year students, a sports village, housing for staff, and other facilities for KAU’s branch in Rabigh.
In a speech, the king said that the country’s achievements were based on the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, peace be upon him. There was a focus on science and technology to ensure sustainable economic development, as part of the country’s Vision 2030 plan announced last month, he said.
The king also toured an exhibition held at King Faisal Conference Center and was briefed on the history of the university over the years and its plans for the future, and then watched a documentary on the facility.


Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

Updated 20 June 2019
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Saudi defense partnerships signed at Paris Air Show

PARIS: Saudi defense chiefs signed a number of strategic partnerships with major global companies while taking part in the prestigious Paris Air Show.
The pavilion of the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) company received a succession of key aerospace-industry figures during the Kingdom’s first exhibition appearance at the world’s largest aviation event.
High-profile visitors welcomed by SAMI chief executive offer, Andreas Schwer, included chairman of the SAMI board of directors, Ahmad Al-Khatib, deputy chairman of the SAMI board of directors and chairman of the board of directors of the Local Content and Government Procurement Commission, Dr. Ghassan Al-Shibl, and president of the General Authority for Civil Aviation, Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.
The pavilion also received a senior delegation from the Saudi Presidency of State Security, along with the director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser.
During the second day of the air show, which runs until June 23 at Le Bourget airport in Paris, SAMI officials took part in meetings and signed strategic partnerships with global businesses involved in the four areas of the company’s work, namely air and ground systems, weapons, missiles and defense electronics.
At a signing ceremony in the SAMI pavilion, company chiefs also put pen to paper on a joint project agreement with US aerospace and defense company L3 Technologies for cooperation in the field of electro-optical and infra-red technology and special task systems inside Saudi Arabia. In February, the two sides signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the joint project.