JEDDAH: The General Directorate of Border Guards has organized a training program on civilized dialogue at the Mohammed bin Naif Academy for Maritime Science and Security in Jeddah.
The program was at the initiative of the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND) and with the approval of Gen. Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director-general of the Saudi Border Guards.
Maj. Mohammed Al-Thaqafi, academy spokesman, said that the four-day program, which has qualified 84 male and female members of the Border Guards, was held under the supervision of Maj. Gen. Ali bin Dahesh Al-Dahesh, commander of the academy, who contributed to promoting the culture of civilized dialogue as well as taking interest in genuine dialogue with international civilizations and cultures, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The program was coordinated by the supervisor and coordinator of programs at the KACND in Makkah, Dr. Mounira bint Saleh Al-Aakkas.
Specialized lecturers from the center participated in the training: Abdullatif bin Zaher Al-Shehrin focused on developing communication skills while Abdullah bin Said Al-Turki and Fatima bin Musleh Al-Qahtani focused on the accredited trainer in civilized dialogue. Topics covered included: Introduction to communication, effective communication means and methods, the importance, objectives, theories and means to promote civilized dialogue, Islam’s stance on civilized dialogue and the Kingdom’s leading role in civilized dialogue.