Kuala Lumpur to host International Conference on Mosque Architecture

Prince Sultan bin Salman. (Supplied)
Updated 19 November 2019

Kuala Lumpur to host International Conference on Mosque Architecture

  • The winning mosques will be announced in March 2020 at a grand ceremony in Riyadh under the patronage of Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar

KUALA LUMPUR: The general secretariat of the Abdullatif Al-Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture is organizing the second International Conference on Mosque Architecture in Kuala Lumpur on Nov. 25-27.

The conference is being held under the patronage of the chairman of the award’s board of trustees, Prince Sultan bin Salman.

It is being organized in cooperation with partners in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and relevant international organizations.

This year’s conference is titled “Future Mosque Architecture,” and continues the project carried out by the award’s general secretariat to develop mosque architecture locally, regionally and globally.

It will feature nine keynote speakers and around 45 scientific research specialists from around the world.

The conference will be preceded on Nov. 20-24 by an international jury meeting to evaluate technical reports on shortlisted mosques.

The winning mosques will be announced in March 2020 at a grand ceremony in Riyadh under the patronage of Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar.

 


King Salman to chair 40th Gulf summit in Riyadh

Updated 41 min 57 sec ago

King Salman to chair 40th Gulf summit in Riyadh

RIYADH: A meeting of GCC leaders met today in Riyadh for a summit that will focus on improving integration between Gulf countries.

The 40th Supreme Council meeting will be chaired by King Salman.

GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani said Gulf leaders will discuss a number of important issues to enhance the process of cooperation and integration among member states in various political, defense, security, economic and social fields.

They will also review regional and international political developments, security conditions in the region, and their implications for the security and stability of the GCC countries.

Among the topics on the agenda is the war in Yemen and Iran’s interference in regional affairs.