Saudi student reflects on ‘Silk Road’ at China Youth Dialogue Forum

The ‘Silk Road’ initiative includes more than 60 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, covering a population of 4.4 billion. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 17 November 2019

Saudi student reflects on ‘Silk Road’ at China Youth Dialogue Forum

  • The Kingdom is considered China’s primary economic partner in the region, with yearly trade worth $70 billion

JEDDAH: A Saudi female student attracted more than 300 experts, specialists and others from 60 countries to her talk at the yearly International Youth Dialogue Forum, which began on Saturday.
The forum, in the Chinese capital Beijing, is being held as part of the “Silk Road” initiative, part of Saudi Vision 2030’s partnership with the Chinese government to revive historical trade routes for the modern era.
Miraz Ahmed Badris, a student at King Abdul Aziz University, spoke with the participants of the “Modern Culture for Young Saudi Women” forum, and shed light on the fast-moving changes and developments in young Saudi women’s ambitions, in line with Saudi Vision 2030.
She also highlighted the support of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s government of Saudi women, and how the “Silk Road” initiative would contribute to fulfilling these aspirations and desired goals.

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Miraz Ahmed Badris, a student at King Abdul Aziz University, spoke with the participants of the ‘Modern Culture for Young Saudi Women’ forum, and shed light on the fast-moving changes and developments in young Saudi women’s ambitions, in line with Saudi Vision 2030. 

Badris was invited by the Chinese government and the Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation for the “Silk Road” initiative in China, to be the only Arab and Saudi from the Middle East to express Arab women’s point of view. The “Silk Road” initiative includes more than 60 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, covering a population of 4.4 billion, or 63 percent of the world population, with a combined economy of $21 trillion, or 29 percent of today’s global economy.
The Kingdom is considered China’s primary economic partner in the region, with yearly trade worth $70 billion.


Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

Updated 11 December 2019

Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi, president of Tabuk University

  • Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU
  • Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Dr. Abdullah bin Mufreh Al-Dhayabi has been the president of Tabuk University since October 2017.

Prior to that, he was the deputy head of educational affairs at King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah, where he served in the position for one year. 

He has also been the chairman of the promotion and job competition committee, as well as the safety committee, at Tabuk University since November 2012. 

Al-Dhayabi began his academic career as a lecturer at KAU, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Science. 

He later traveled abroad to pursue his higher education, earning his master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri, US. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK.

After that, he returned to the Kingdom and joined KAU as an assistant professor. He remained in that position from 2005 to 2010, then served as an associate professor between 2010 and 2014.

Al-Dhayabi is a member of the higher committees for female colleges in the Kingdom and the community colleges higher committee at the Ministry of Higher Education.

He congratulated King Salman on the release of the government’s annual budget for 2020.

“Approximately one-fifth of the budget is allocated to education, which reflects the leadership’s keenness to invest in the human element through education and training ... to open new horizons and job opportunities for Saudi youth and encourage them to invest in the diverse resources in the Kingdom,” Al-Dhayabi said.