Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets Palestinian President Abbas

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the capital Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the capital Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the capital Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the capital Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the capital Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the capital Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the capital Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the capital Riyadh. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the capital Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 16 October 2019

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets Palestinian President Abbas

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday in the capital Riyadh.
The king welcomed Abbas and his accompanying delegation to the Kingdom, while the Palestinian president expressed his pleasure in visiting the Kingdom and meeting with the king.
During the reception, the Palestinian president was greeted by a number of princes, ministers and military sector leaders.
King Salman also hosted a luncheon in honor of the president and his accompanying delegation.


Hani Al-Muqbil, Saudi nominee to the ALECSO executive council

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Hani Al-Muqbil, Saudi nominee to the ALECSO executive council

Hani Al-Muqbil was recently nominated as Saudi Arabia’s representative in the executive council of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), based in Tunisia. 

King Salman approved the nomination based on the recommendation of Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, culture minister and chairman of the Saudi National Commission for Education, Culture and Science.

Al-Muqbil has more than 17 years’ experience in different governmental entities, including in the cultural and charitable sectors. He recently worked on a project to nominate the Kingdom for membership of UNESCO’s executive board, and was secretary of the nomination committee. 

He worked as executive director of the King Salman Youth Center between 2014 and 2017, then as a member of its board of directors.  

He worked as an adviser to the secretary-general of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk), where he is a member of several boards, including the board of directors of the Misk Art Institute, the Misk Initiatives Center, Manga Productions and the Misk Media Forum. 

Prior to that, Al-Muqbil served as general manager of communication for the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), which provides training and internship opportunities to gifted students across the country.

Al-Muqbil is a graduate of Harvard Business School in the field of leadership, where he completed various executive training programs. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King Saud University in Riyadh.