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 Arabia’s Crown Prince meets Pakistan’s army commander

Updated 18 February 2019
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets Pakistan’s army commander

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan’s army commander, Lieutenant General Amar Javed Bajwa
  • During the meeting, they discussed the ongoing defense cooperation between the two countries

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistan’s army commander, Lieutenant General Amar Javed Bajwa, in Islamabad on Monday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported.

During the meeting, they discussed the ongoing defense cooperation between the two countries, and the opportunities to strengthen it, in addition to discussing developments in the region.

The meeting took place during the Saudi crown prince’s Asia tour.