Muslim World League chief, Singaporean president hold talks to promote tolerance, human coexistence

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean presents an award to MWL Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa in Singapore on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 18 October 2017

Muslim World League chief, Singaporean president hold talks to promote tolerance, human coexistence

JEDDAH: The president of the Republic of Singapore, Halimah Yacob, has received and welcomed the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who’s currently visiting Singapore.
During the reception, several topics related to promoting tolerance and human coexistence were discussed.
Moreover, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean and Minister for Home Affairs Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam also met with Al-Issa and discussed several topics of mutual interest.
An award was presented to Al-Issa by Singapore’s deputy prime minister in recognition of the MWL’s efforts in promoting intercultural and interreligious communication, and its activities that aim to instill and spread the values of moderation and tolerance among human communities in order to achieve world peace.
The reception was held under the patronage of Singapore’s deputy prime Minister and attended by a group of Singaporean diplomats, officials and leaders.


Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Updated 14 August 2020

Fahad Al-Azzam, assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Saudi Ministry of Health

Fahad Al-Azzam has been the assistant deputy minister for empowerment at the Ministry of Health since September 2019.
He has also been the general manager for enterprise at the ministry’s project management office since July 2016, where he developed and implemented a standard set of project management processes and models, and built the framework and updated it to account for developments and best practices.
It was announced on Monday that Al-Azzam’s role as assistant deputy minister for empowerment has been extended for another year.
Al-Azzam obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, in 2007. He studied abroad in the US, obtaining a master’s degree in engineering and technology management from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 2014.
Prior to his current position, Al-Azzam worked as a cooperative trainee at the Saudi Electricity Co. between May and October 2006.
At the Advanced Electronics Co., he worked as an assistant field service engineer between July 2007 and May 2009, and technical support and field service engineer between May 2009 and December 2010.
At the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, he worked as senior electrical engineer at their radiation safety department between January 2011 and February 2015.
He developed a safety program for exporting and importing electronics devices to and from Saudi Arabia and worked at controlling the risk resulting from the use of radiation-emitting devices. He also worked there as a project manager at their project management office between February 2015 and July 2016.