Riyadh world forum faces up to future challenges

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar. (SPA)
Updated 04 November 2019

Riyadh world forum faces up to future challenges

  • More than 100 speakers, and local and international experts from 15 countries will speak at the three-day forum

RIYADH: Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar on Monday will sponsor the fourth session of Asbar World Forum (AWF), which will be held in the capital under the theme “Inspiring Saudi Arabia.”
The forum aims to introduce the public to the “knowledge economy” as well as contribute to social transformation through empowering knowledge and human capital, taking advantage of new job opportunities, and inspecting new developmental horizons.
Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harthi, president of the Asbar Center for Studies, Research and Communications, said that local and international institutions will take part in the forum, helping to promote efforts to face future developmental challenges in fields such as industry, services, media, scientific research, development, innovation, security, energy and water resources, artificial intelligence, cities, economy, human capital and investment.
More than 100 speakers, and local and international experts from 15 countries will speak at the three-day forum.
The forum will include 14 scientific discussion sessions, eight major lectures and six workshops. A session devoted to the “Book of the Year” will focus on future studies in the Arab world and aim to set a common language in Arabic for researchers. 


Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

Updated 10 July 2020

Saudi king, crown prince condole with UAE leaders on Sharjah official’s demise 

  • Sheikh Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, died in London on Thursday

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent messages of condolences on Friday to the leaders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the death of Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, deputy ruler of the emirate of Sharjah.

"(We) ask God Almighty to bless him with the grace of his mercy and forgiveness, and accommodate him in his vast paradise," King Salman said in separates messages to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and to Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.

Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi deputy prime minister and minister of defense, also sent separate messages to the two leaders expressing his sympathies, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Sheikh Al Qasimi passed away in London on Thursday, according to the Emirates News Agency (WAM). 

The state news agency announced a three-day mourning period in Sharjah.