Riyadh to host industrial security event

Updated 22 October 2012

Riyadh to host industrial security event

The Ministry of Interior, represented by the Higher Commission for Industrial Security, will organize the 15th International Conference and Exhibition for Industrial Security (IFSEC & OSH Arabia 2012) in December at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC).
The conference, which will be held Dec. 9-11, will be sponsored by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) and Technology Control Company.
Meanwhile, the Secretary General of the Higher Commission for Industrial Security Khalid bin Sa’ad Al-Aqeel expressed thanks to the ministry officials for their due concern to the issue of industrial security.
He said the event is being held annually and meant to lay down strategies and scientific plans for industrial security and explore means of cooperation with departments and sectors concerned with this area.
He said the conference will tackle three major issues: protection, fire and safety where a series of work papers will be presented. The intent of the conference is to spread of culture of safely at work places and how to enforce safety standards there.
The exhibition will display the latest protection, fire and safety solutions from international exhibitors, he said.
More than 16 countries will join the event including the United States, the United Kingdom, the European and Asian countries in addition to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states.

Muslim World League signs deal with Moscow to promote interfaith dialogue

Updated 22 April 2019

Muslim World League signs deal with Moscow to promote interfaith dialogue

  • Al-Issa lauds Russian model of national harmony and coexistence
  • Al-Issa also met with Speaker of the Russian Parliament last month

MOSCOW: The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa held a meeting with the president of the Russian People’s Council, Sergei Ordzhonikidze, and other council members, where they discussed issues of common interest.

They looked into means of boosting cooperation between Russia and the Muslim world, supporting positive national integration programs and countering extremist speeches and Islamophobia.

Al-Issa lauded the Russian model of national harmony and coexistence, while Ordzhonikidze presented Al-Issa with a copy of the council’s yearly report.

At the meeting the two parties signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to share their experiences in the fight against extremist ideologies, the promotion of interreligious dialogue and coexistence and the implementation of joint projects to achieve shared goals. They also stressed the pure and peaceful values of Islam and rejected all forms of extremism and Islamophobia.

The meeting was attended by the Russian deputy chairman of the Committee for the Development of Agriculture, Aygun Memedov, the chairman of the Committee on the Normalization of Relations Between Nationalities and Religions, Sheikh Albert Karganov, the Mufti of Moscow and the Khanti-Mansisk Region in Siberia Sheikh Tahir Samatov.

Last month, Al-Issa met with Speaker of the Russian Parliament Vyacheslav Volodin. They discussed subjects related to promoting and supporting dialogue among followers of different religions and civilizations, activating cultural contacts and exchanges between the Muslim world and Russia.

Al-Issa signed a cooperation agreement between the MWL and Moscow’s Fund for Islamic Culture, Science and Education. The agreement focused on tackling extremism and promoting tolerance. The agreement stressed the need for cooperation in the fight against extremism, intolerance, aggression and hostility among religions, races and ideologies that could lead to terrorism.

Both parties agreed to exchange information on the activities of scientific centers, cultural forums and websites.