Madinah governor signs agreement with refining firm to support academy project

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman signs deal to support Madinah Global Academy (Madak) project. SPA
Updated 06 January 2019

Madinah governor signs agreement with refining firm to support academy project

  • “Madak will help build a promising generation of innovative and creative citizens,” said Prince Faisal

JEDDAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman signed an agreement with Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) to support the Madinah Global Academy (Madak) project.

Prince Faisal extended his appreciation to YASREF for its work to support sustainable development, including the Madak project.

The company was represented by Mohammed Al-Daoud, its chairman, and CEO Mohammed Al-Naghash.

“Madak will help build a promising generation of innovative and creative citizens to participate in the development system, thus achieving the aspirations of King Salman’s government,” the prince said.

Considered one of the most important educational foundations in Madinah, Madak is designed to provide a distinguished educational environment for students from kindergarten to secondary school. 

The academy will have 1,000 male and female students, and will include a sports center for girls and boys, including indoor and outdoor courts (playgrounds). 

A social center, an exploration center and three libraries have been included in the project. 

The academy will focus on students, guardians and teachers, promoting the project’s vision as an integral part of Saudi social development. 


Condemnation of attacks on Saudi Aramco oil plants continue

Updated 17 September 2019

Condemnation of attacks on Saudi Aramco oil plants continue

  • Bahraini King calls Saudi leadership

RIYADH: Condemnations of Saturday’s attack on Saudi Aramco oil installations continued on Monday, as the US pointed out Iran as the likely culprit behind the drone strikes that have dramatically escalated tensions in the region and triggered a record leap in global oil prices.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman both received calls from the King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain to condemn the attacks at Saudi oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper called the crown prince, who is also the defense minister, to affirm his country's full support for the Kingdom.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said, “We will work with international partners to forge the widest and most effective response,” with a statement from his ministry saying the “UK remains committed to supporting the security of Saudi Arabia.”

India also slammed the attacks and reiterated the country’s “rejection of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations,” a foreign ministry spokesman said.

Official Spokesperson of the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric said in a statement that the Secretary General condemns Saturday's attacks on two Aramco oil plants.

The German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said, “Such an attack on civilian and vital infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not justified”.

— with SPA