King Salman to deliver annual policy speech at Saudi Shoura Coucil on Wednesday

Al-Asheikh reviewed the Shoura Council’s accomplishments during the third year of the seventh session. (SPA)
Updated 19 November 2019

King Salman to deliver annual policy speech at Saudi Shoura Coucil on Wednesday

  • Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh reviewed the Shoura Council’s accomplishments during the third year of the seventh session

RIYADH: King Salman on Wednesday will deliver his annual speech to the Shoura Council, which sheds light on the Kingdom’s national and foreign policies, at the opening of the fourth year of the council’s seventh session.
In a press statement, Speaker of the Saudi Shoura Council Dr. Abdullah Al-Asheikh said the Shoura Council receives the support of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, empowering it to take part in the development of the Kingdom in line with Vision 2030, where the council seeks to implement the vision’s programs according to its main two functions: Regulatory and legislative.
Al-Asheikh reviewed the Shoura Council’s accomplishments during the third year of the seventh session. He said: “Thanks to the support of the wise leadership and the council’s cooperation with the Cabinet, ministries and governmental bodies, the council was able to achieve significant accomplishments, where it held 65 sessions and issued 262 decisions that were referred to King Salman, to serve our dear country and guarantee welfare and prosperity for our people.”


Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

Updated 12 December 2019

Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

JEDDAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the governor of Makkah, officially opened the fifth edition of the Jeddah International Book Fair on Wednesday.

The prince toured the event, at which 400 publishing houses from 40 countries are taking part, and honored three renowned figures from the local literature and media scenes: Dr. Hashem Abdo Hashem, the former editor in chief of Okaz newspaper; writer Abdel Fattah Abu Madian; and writer Meshaal bin Muhammad Al-Sudairy.

Prince Mishaal bin Majed, the governor of Jeddah and chairman of the exhibition’s Higher Committee, thanked Price Khalid for his support of the fair since it was founded. He also expressed his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their great support.

He added that the success of the event is the result of the hard work of a number of organizations. In particular, he wished the Ministry of Culture continued success in organizing the fair as part of its efforts to develop culture in the Kingdom as one of the pillars of Saudi Vision 2030.

Other VIP guests and dignitaries at the inauguration of the fair included Prince Badr bin Sultan, the deputy governor of Makkah; Prince Saud bin Abdullah, adviser to the governor of Makkah; and Prince Khalid bin Mishaal, deputy governor of Jeddah.

The book fair continues at Land of Events in South Abhur until Dec. 21.