Saudi youth to promote Kingdom on world stage

The training schedule includes lectures, interactive exercises, discussions and field trips, and will conclude next month with an international youth get-together. (AFP)
Updated 17 April 2019

Saudi youth to promote Kingdom on world stage

  • The training schedule includes lectures, interactive exercises, discussions and field trips, and will conclude next month with an international youth get-together

RIYADH: Young Saudis are being trained to deal with the international media as part of an ambitious project to promote the Kingdom around the world.
The three-month peace program aims to equip the country’s future leaders with the skills to represent their homeland on a global stage.
A specially selected group of Saudi men and women have been learning to communicate with TV, radio, online and print media to push a positive image of the Kingdom to an international audience.
The Peace Project for Cultural Communication is designed to give trainees the necessary expertise to participate at international conferences on behalf of the country, clear up common misconceptions and highlight the renaissance taking place in the Kingdom.
The training schedule includes lectures, interactive exercises, discussions and field trips, and will conclude next month with an international youth get-together. The project’s executive director, Fahd bin Sultan Al-Sultan, said the young trainees would be taking on important roles.
“We must equip them with adequate tools and skills to express their opinions eloquently and explicitly.


King Salman leads Saudi official condemnations of Florida attacks

Updated 1 min 55 sec ago

King Salman leads Saudi official condemnations of Florida attacks

  • King orders Saudi security agencies to cooperate with US investigators to bring about a speedy resolution to the incident

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman called US President Donald J. Trump Friday night to express his deep sorrow and grief over the Florida shooting of a number of American citizens by a Saudi student.
"The king extended his sincere condolences and sympathies to the President and to the families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery to the wounded," the Saudi Press Agency reported.
"The king also affirmed that the perpetrator of this heinous crime does not represent the Saudi people who respect and appreciate the American people," the report said.
King Salman also assured President Trump of Saudi Arabia's support to the US and told him that directives had been issued to Saudi security agencies to fully cooperate with the US security agencies in their investigations to get to the bottom of the incident.

Adel Al-Jubeir, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said: “My deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences go out to the American people, and to the families of those impacted by the tragedy that unfolded at Pensacola.

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the US Princess Reema bint Bandar said her thoughts are with the families of those effected by the shooting.