King Salman urges 24-hour opening of Quba Mosque to be considered

King Salman visits Quba Mosque in Madinah on Sept. 24, 2018. (SPA)
Updated 28 September 2018

King Salman urges 24-hour opening of Quba Mosque to be considered

  • The king visited and prayed at the mosque on Wednesday, accompanied by a number of princes

JEDDAH: King Salman has ordered a study into opening Quba Mosque for prayer throughout the day, said Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman.

The king visited and prayed at the mosque on Wednesday, accompanied by a number of princes. 

Following the study, implementation of all necessary requirements will begin immediately, said Prince Faisal.

Earlier, King Salman highlighted the Saudi people’s unity at a reception held by dignitaries and notables of Madinah to welcome and celebrate his visit and his inauguration of development projects in the region.

Everyone in Saudi Arabia is equal, and while there is impunity in some countries, in the Kingdom anyone can file a suit against anyone, he added.

The projects he inaugurated include Al-Miqat Hospital and a water-treatment plant, Al-Ekhbariya TV reported.

He also opened the King Salman International Conference Center, which includes a main hall for celebrations with a capacity of 2,500 people, and three multi-purpose halls that can accommodate up to 500 people each.

Residents of Madinah commended the king for his visit. Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah thanked him for his generous support of the health sector.

Finance Minister Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Jadaan thanked the king for his patronage of the opening of the conference center.


King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.