Minister stresses importance of Qur’anic contest

Media Minister Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad. (SPA)
Updated 28 September 2018

Minister stresses importance of Qur’anic contest

  • More than 6,200 contestants from 100 countries have participated in the contest in the past 40 years

JEDDAH: The annual international competition for the memorization, recitation and interpretation of the Qur’an reflects the importance that the Kingdom attaches to the service of the holy book and Islam, said Media Minister Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad.

The “prestigious” contest is “greatly supported” by the king and crown prince, and “has attracted memorizers of the Holy Qur’an from all over the world,” said Al-Awwad.

The minister patronized this year’s competition, organized by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance.

Since the contest’s inception 40 years ago, it has attracted more than 6,200 contestants from 100 countries.

 


Saudi Arabia takes part in forum to review sustainable goals

Updated 37 min 45 sec ago

Saudi Arabia takes part in forum to review sustainable goals

  • Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan is leading the Saudi delegation
  • Countries will submit annual progress reports during the forum

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is taking part in the High-level Political Forum 2020, UN central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The online forum taking place from July 7 to 17 has been organized under the theme “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: Realizing the decade of action and delivery of sustainable development.”
Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan is leading the Saudi delegation comprising representatives of several government agencies.
During the forum, the annual progress report on the sustainable development goals will be launched, which will include the efforts of participating countries, their projects, and initiatives to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals.
Through its participation, Saudi Arabia confirms its global efforts and its awareness of the importance of the international community’s cooperation in achieving common goals.