KSA, Kyrgyzstan to sign 5 major agreements

Updated 30 November 2014
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KSA, Kyrgyzstan to sign 5 major agreements

In a move to boost bilateral links, Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan have agreed to sign five major agreements during the visit of Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, who arrives here on Tuesday.
“The agreements include a cooperation accord in the aviation sector and an avoidance of double taxation treaty,” said Aibek Toktobolotov, spokesman of the Kyrgyz Embassy, on Saturday.
During his maiden visit to the Kingdom, the president will hold talks with senior Saudi officials on prospects of bilateral relations in political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, he added. The Kyrgyz president will also visit the UAE and Qatar during his regional tour, said a statement released by the Kyrgyz Department of Information Policy Office. “Several bilateral accords will be signed during the presidential visit with an aim to boost cooperation in trade, economic and investment fields,” said the statement.
“Atambayev’s visits to Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar will be the first high-level visits in the history of Kyrgyzstan, and are intended to give a new impetus to the development of bilateral relations,” it added.
The Kingdom is also working to forge closer ties in different fields with Kyrgyzstan, a member of the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said. Muslims are the largest religious group in the central Asian republic, representing about 85 percent of the total population. It is worthy of note that the Kingdom has requested four hectares of land from Kyrgyzstan in Bishkek for the construction of an Islamic Cultural Center.
The center which will include a school, a mosque, a gymnasium, a conference room and other amenities will be entirely funded by the Kingdom. On the other hand, Saudi Arabia has also finalized plans to build a logistics center in Kyrgyzstan to ensure the supply of quality meat to the Kingdom and enhance cooperation in the field of agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries.


Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

Updated 18 July 2019
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Saudi Arabia to distribute 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an to Hajj pilgrims

RIYADH: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance has started preparations for its Hajj season book distribution program. The ministry will provide pilgrims with books concerning the rituals upon entry to the Kingdom, as well as the Holy Qur’an and translations of its meanings. Finally, pilgrims will be offered guidance books upon their departure.

The program aims to spread legitimate awareness among pilgrims and promote adherence to the correct methods of belief, worship and behavior. 

The undersecretary of the Department of Publications Affairs and Scholarly Research, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Al-Hamdan, said that it has approved 52 books in more than 30 languages for this year’s Hajj season. He added that more than 8 million copies of the Holy Qur’an, ritual books and manuals will be distributed.

Al-Hamdan said that the Islamic electronic library had issued a platform containing all of the ministry’s written and audio versions of the books of Hajj and Umrah to every international airport in the Kingdom, several exit-port centers and some mosques and important sites. The platform is available to all at www.islamic-ebook.com. SPA Riyadh