KSA’s entertainment authority inks deal with Colleges of Excellence to promote national talent

The agreement aims to promote cooperation between both parties by attracting students to programs supervised by the CoE. (SPA)
Updated 03 July 2019

KSA’s entertainment authority inks deal with Colleges of Excellence to promote national talent

  • GEA would partake in outlining the standards and skills required for workers in the entertainment industry

RIYADH: The General Entertainment Authority (GEA), represented by its chief sector development officer Ahmed Al-Sharqi, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Colleges of Excellence (CoE), represented by its CEO, Dr. Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri, to enhance cooperation between the two bodies and transfer expertise in the fields of training, education and human resources development.
The MoU was signed at GEA’s headquarters in Riyadh on June 30. The agreement aims to promote cooperation between both parties by attracting students to programs supervised by the CoE and engaging them in practical training programs through the events licensed by GEA. Throughout the agreement, GEA would also partake in outlining the standards and skills required for workers in the entertainment industry in accordance with CoE’s curricula, which is aligned with global vocational training institutions.
This step reflects GEA’s aim to promote the entertainment sector by enrolling young Saudi talents.


Saudi, UAE officials discuss Hajj preparations

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Saudi, UAE officials discuss Hajj preparations

  • Mashat stressed the Saudi government’s keenness to serve pilgrims

MAKKAH: Deputy Hajj and Umrah Minister Abdul Fattah Mashat received in his office in Makkah on Tuesday the director general of the General Authority for Islamic Affairs in the UAE and his delegation.

The meeting came within the framework of early preparations for the next Hajj season, including coordinating arrangements for pilgrims and services provided for them.

During the meeting, issues of common interest related to Hajj were discussed, at the forefront of which were the facilities provided to pilgrims and easy completion of their procedures.

Then an official meeting was held to discuss arrangements and early preparations to serve pilgrims from the UAE. Subsequently, Mashat and the director general signed an agreement for Hajj arrangements.

In a press statement after the signing, Mashat stressed the Saudi government’s keenness to serve pilgrims.

The director general thanked the Saudi government and all those in charge of the Hajj system for their great efforts.

“We see excellence and advancement in the Hajj management system and by Saudi human cadres,” he said.

“We wish them all the best, and we in the UAE are part of this system and a partner in the service of pilgrims.”