Al-Jubeir, Hijab discuss Syria conflict

Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir. (Reuters)
Updated 15 May 2017

Al-Jubeir, Hijab discuss Syria conflict

RIYADH: Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and Riyad Hijab, chairman of the High Commission for Syrian Negotiations, discussed the six-year-old war in Syria here Saturday in a renewed bid to push for a solution.
The meeting comes days before Syria peace talks that will be reconvened in Geneva on Tuesday, and before the visit of US President Donald Trump to the region, including Saudi Arabia, next week.
“Al-Jubeir and Hijab discussed the latest developments with regard to the Syrian conflict and the international efforts to solve the crisis,” the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Sunday. “They also reviewed issues of mutual interest.”
It is “not clear” yet whether Al-Jubeir or his representative will attend the Geneva talks, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Osama Nugali.


Princess Sora: Each child deserves a chance to be successful

Princess Sora bint Saud Al-Saud receives an honorary shield for her work for Mentor International from Karin Olofsdotter and LaMont Wells, in the presence of her husband Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 8 min 40 sec ago

Princess Sora: Each child deserves a chance to be successful

  • Mentor International celebrates 25th anniversary in Washington

WASHINGTON: The foundation Mentor International celebrated its 25th anniversary in a ceremony sponsored by its honorary ambassador Princess Sora bint Saud Al-Saud at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC. The ceremony was attended by Karin Olofsdotter, the Swedish ambassador, LaMont Wells, chairman at Mentor Foundation USA and her husband Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz. The event also honored Princess Sora for her work in the past four years.
Princess Sora sponsored the ceremony on behalf of Queen Silvia of Sweden, founder and president of Mentor International, who organizes the event yearly to raise awareness and funds for the foundation.
The ceremony was marked by a charity auction and a presentation of experiences by celebrities and young men and women who were guided by the foundation to quit drugs and improper conduct — the mission that has been carried out by the foundation for 25 years.
In her speech Princess Sora praised Queen Silvia’s vision and efforts, as the impact of Mentor International has reached more than 80 countries and helped more than 6 million children and teenagers with programs that contributed to empowering them, developing their talents and getting them off risky behaviors and drugs.

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The impact of Mentor International has reached more than 80 countries and helped more than 6 million children and teenagers with programs that contributed to empowering them, developing their talents and getting them off risky behaviors and drugs.

She called for the audience to inspire humanitarian responsibility and to contribute as much as they can to achieving “the important goal of reaching needy children for support and guidance.” She stressed that “each child and teenager deserves a chance to be successful.”
The ceremony was attended by ambassadors, consuls, US government officials, activists in charity work, businesswomen and celebrities from Washington, DC.