Ministry sheds light on Saudi judiciary system at Cairo book fair

Ministry sheds light on Saudi judiciary system at Cairo book fair
Updated 24 January 2019

Ministry sheds light on Saudi judiciary system at Cairo book fair

  • This year’s Saudi pavilion focuses on the Kingdom’s scientific, historic and cultural uniqueness.

CAIRO: As part of efforts to expand on the Kingdom’s already extensive presence at the Middle East’s largest and oldest book fair, the Saudi Ministry of Justice is exhibiting several publications that shed light on the Kingdom’s judicial system.
Sources at the ministry said they hope to introduce visitors at the Cairo International Book Fair to the long way they have come in developing laws and practices.
Khalid Al-Nami, cultural attache at the Saudi Embassy in Cairo, reiterated the importance of the Cairo International Book Fair for the region and the world.
Al-Nami said this year’s pavilion focuses on the Kingdom’s scientific, historic and cultural uniqueness.
The Saudi pavilion is the largest at the fair and includes several publishing houses and government bodies.
It also contains a large number of prominent Saudi publications and books, in addition to a visual arts exhibition highlighting the Kingdom’s heritage.
The Ministry of Justice pavilion includes more than 125 publications.
The fair was inaugurated on Wednesday by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.


Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

Updated 28 May 2020

Saudi minister calls on worshippers to respect safety measures in mosques

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's minister of Islamic affairs called on Muslims to respect ongoing preventative measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) inside mosques as the Kingdom eases some restrictions.

Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh said worshipers should bring their own prayer mats, wear masks and wash their hands prior to coming to the mosque to ensure the safety of other worshippers. 

Al-Asheikh said preventative measures will remain in place to ensure a safe return of worshipers to mosques for Friday prayers from May 31 until June 20, except in Makkah. 

Worshippers must keep two meters apart and leave a row of space empty between each row, he said.

The minister said the elderly and children under 15 should continue to avoid going to the mosque. 

The instructions follow other announcements in the Kingdom relaxing aspects of the lockdown, including reducing curfews and allowing freer movement of people.